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User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

Under FAA regulations, what is the minimum number of F/As that is required on the following planes:

737
A320
777-200
767-200/300

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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

Isn't the requirement something like 1 FA for every 30 passengers?

I thought I heard something like that. Please correct me if I'm wrong.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

I'm pretty sure it is one FA for every 50 passengers, as that is why Southwest operates only the 73S, 733, 735, and 73G (all have 122/137 pax). The 734, 738, and 739 would all have passenger settings over 150, which would require the fourth FA. That is why we don't see the stretch Southwest 737s.

Jeff


User currently offlineGlobalDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5276 times:

depends on the carrier and how they have it configured when qualified.

1 FA for every 50 people is the rule.

Basically....mininum crews are

737/100-700 -3
737/800-900 -4
757/200 -4
757/300 -5
767/200 -4
767/400 -6
777/200 -9
DC10 -6


User currently offlineMeechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5263 times:

Minimum crew is based on the number of passenger seats an aircraft is certified with. In the US it is one flight attendant for every 50 passenger seats.

On the 737-200 through 800 it's 3
737-900 it's 4
767-200 it's 4
767-300 it's 5
757-200 it's 4
A300-600 it's 6
F-100 it's 2
MD-80 it's 3

I do not fly the 777 but think minimum crew is 8, at AA we crew it with 11.

These numbers are in standard configuration, if a charter airline crams more seats in then they have to add a flight attendant for the additional seats.

Mike-BOS


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

If the airplane has more than 19 passenger seats, your are required to have a flight attendant; then the 1 F/A for each group of 50 (or part of 50) seats rule applies. Airlines, who try to have good cabin service (rare organizations nowadays), generally have to have more F/A's than required for the 50 seat rule.

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5250 times:
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I think the JAR/UK CAA rules are slightly more complex. The same basic rule applies that for aircraft with more than 19 seats, 1 cabin crew member is required for every 50 passenger seats, but there are type-specific rules over and above that, generally for larger aircraft.

For example, the British Airways B767-300ER SEP manual states;
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The ANO requires 1 cabin crew member per 50 passenger seats, but in the case of the 767-300 a special requirement has been imposed which specifies a minimum of 8 cabin crew regardless of the number of seats or passengers carried.
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So while a US carrier may be able to operate a B767-300 with 5 cabin crew, the legal minimum for a UK-registered B767-300 is 8 cabin crew. UK airlines normal crew complemets are as follows;
Britannia - 8
MyTravel - 8
Air 2000 - 9
British Airways - 9-11

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineGdabski From Poland, joined Oct 2001, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

Aren't the flight time and work hours a factor here also?

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 5160 times:
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Aren't the flight time and work hours a factor here also?
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No, not for the minimum numbers as they are set from a safety/evacuation point of view. There are separate cabin crew duty regulations, and airlines usually have agreements within those rules on crew rest entitlements.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

In Europe there is 1 FA if there are more than 19 seats, and if there are over 50 seats 2 FA, over 100 seats 3FA and over 150 seats 4FA.

Many airlines do use more FA in order to provide good service. Braathens airline have a 150 seat configuration on ther B737-400, which allows the use of "only" 3 FA, but very often they use 4 FA. 150 seats in a B737-400 give a nice pitch....


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

I know that with Air France, there is, at the very least, one flight attendant for every emergency exit. At BOS, the A340 goes out with 11 or 12 flight attendants, the A330 with 10 or 11, the 763 with 8.

-Chris



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User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1565 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5067 times:

My company procedure requires one flight attendant(or a qualified company member to operate the door)at each slide equipped door no matter what number of the passengers is.


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User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

Does anyone happen to know the crew:pax ratio on LAN Chile?
I know that in first class they have 2:5


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