I know that training flying time on large commercial aircraft is awfully expensive but I'm just curious how much training time a typical scheduled passenger airline pilot gets on the real craft these days? In particular I'm motivated by investigation reports that reveal that current simulators may have flaws and shortcomings in realistically simulating some parts of the flight envelope.
I'm sure this varies a lot by pilot, airline etc. so I'm not at all looking for an exact answer, just a approximate figure.
e.g. Say, I'm flying on a A-320 or a B-787 commanded by a newly type-certified first-officer, what could be the bare minimum actual flight time (not simulator time) on an A-320 / B-787 that he could have had?
PS. What is the type-rating process? Does that have no need for flight time? Can you get Type rated with 100% sim time on type?