I would lï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ve to see that evac. test. Why so many, I wonder??
to be more accurate the text says "873 passengers and crew members" hence the 873 represent crew, pax and possible replacement crews. maybe someone with a clue about the pax cabin crew ratio can derive the max pax that they will certify for from that number. 855 pax + 2 flight deck+ 16 cabin crew seems a bit low on the # of cabin crew for me and has no second crew for the flight deck.
hence 873 seems to indicate a very short haul setting or airbus is confident and wants to precertify for the -900!
RedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2410 times:
Quoting BoogyJay (Reply 7): I bet it's the later, 2 crews per door = 8 doors, as pilots have theoretically nothing to do with evac, don't they?
You've still got to evacuate the flight crew safely, so I'd assume that they'd be included in the 90s rule. I believe at least one cabin crew member is needed for each pair of doors (?), but beyond that I can't remember the numbers for the A380.