It hasn’t been confirmed that they have switched to -900. So far they are the only airline to have orders for A350-800 (a.k.a Standby list as A350-800’s status is still “On-Hold”) and they haven’t made an official announcement regarding their switch
This article was uploaded 21 hours ago. So it’s pretty new and realible
I mean that the Korean training mentality is extremely blinkered and their society generates a huge cross cockpit gradient which sadly manifested itself in the 777 incident at San Fran.
They sometimes have great difficulty dealing with the unexpected and thinking ‘outside of the box’. In many respects it’s not their fault their society pushes ‘learn by rote’. Switch scenarios in the air or in the sim and they are often left floundering.
The whole gathered together has led to many incidents with both Asian and Korean Air which has almost led to both airlines losing their European and US flight rights. Boeing was called in to organise and review their training structure a few years back as part of the flight rights retainment package.
A friend who was on the simulator team has some interesting tales to tell!