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What is A330R, A320R?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:31 am

Hello, on some safety cards such as this one
It says A320R. What is The R? Regional?
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Re: What is A330R, A320R?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:39 am

Probably the airline's internal reference for the particular configuration.

For example, CX has "77H" and "77G" to differentiate (if I remember correctly) the 3-class and 4-class 77W in its fleet.
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Re: What is A330R, A320R?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:58 am

Air NZ also has an A320D safety card. It gets used for the domestic A320s, and the A320R cards are used for regional (I assume) A320s.

I'd guess the R is more legible/harder to confuse than making the card A320I (for international).
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Re: What is A330R, A320R?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:43 am

I saw also at TP a320R maybe is for older model (regional?)
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Re: What is A330R, A320R?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:44 pm

Yes, it's the airline's internal way of distinguishing cards for different configurations that affect safety and evacuations. Some airlines will additionally use colour-coding or other such things.

Sometimes though airlines can use existing identifiers - Qantas for example marked their 767 safety cards "767-336" and "767-338" as the ex-BA -336s had different door layouts, while other types were simply "747-400" or "737-800" and so on as they had consistent configurations.

(my memory is also telling me the 767-336 safety cards had the registrations of the aircraft to which they were applicable shown on the back, but that could be me confusing them with the seat maps)

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