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3 Engines Three Crew Members?  
User currently offlineSaab340 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 320 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Hey All!!

If an A/C has 3 engines for example does it mean that there have to be three crew members???



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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

No. It's all about how modern and automated the cockpits are.

B747-400 and A340's have a crew of two, even though they have four engines.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

No, for example: MD-11 has 3 engines, but only 2 crew.

User currently offlineAV8N2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

FYI, some 2 engine A/C had provisions for 3 crew members. Originally, United ordered all of their first B-737s with an engineer's seat. I have yet to see one, and not sure if any are around any longer.
The reason for the extra member was due to the fact the UA was hiring pretty low time pilots then (lol, ya "then") and thought it to be benificial to have another body up front. When it comes to decision making, it's always good to have a "tie-breaker!" I have to admit that I prefer a 3 man crew, just not in the confines of a 73!

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Do all 727's have a 3-man crew, or was there ever a change there? What about 707's and DC-8's for that matter.?

Next flight.... who knows.
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