Lhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3784 times:
I used to travel from Malta to Gozo very regularly, on the Malta Air Charter MI-8s, and they had a single flight attendant on each flight. She would stand at the front with a joke of a mic and say the safety procedures, in fact one of them I had many good conversations with as I was travelling on average 5 times a week on those Mil MI8s, also got the tin tray seat a good few times in the cockpit
Skyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
Ummmmm...an S 76 isn't that big of a helicopter, it only has 2 facing benches. But with respect to your question, under FAA rules, an aircraft with 19 or less seats does not need an FA. I believe its 1 F/A for every 50 passengers, starting with seat counts of 20 or more.
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3396 times:
Quoting Midway737 (Reply 5): Why does it needs a F/A if there 19 seats, supposed only, say 5 people show up. Will F/A still need for that particular flight?
In the US, if I'm not mistaken, the requirement is based on increments of 50 seats installed in the aircraft, not increments of 50 pax... Therefore, if you have a 500 seat aircraft and 5 people you'll still need 10 flight attendants; if you have a 49 seat aircraft and 5 people show up, you need one flight attendant.
I think this requirement has to do with exit coverage in the case of an emergency.
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IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
The FAA rule is not one FA for every 50 passengers it is one FA for every 50 SEATS or part of 50 once you go over 19 seats. So on an aircraft with 100 seats and only 1 passenger you would still need 2 flight attendants.
TomTurner From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 247 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3171 times:
Quoting Bluemeatball (Reply 7): Back in the 60s when I had an opportunity to fly on NY Airways between JFK and EWR there was a flight attendent on the V 107. She remineded me to pick up my flight bag that I had almost left behind.
Yes, this would be right and if memory serves, this was the same for New York Airways' S-61s in later years.
Faenum From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3070 times:
I flew on an Air Greenland S-61 charter from Nuuk last year; it made two off airport landings. The female flight attendant (dressed in a one-piece flight suit) left the aircraft before engine shut down to check, and advise the captain (also female), that the helicopter was safely positioned on the uneven rock surface. If I did it correctly, there is a picture in my User Profile.