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How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:14 am

I was wondering how many Cabin crew other airlines have per type of aircraft...
Like how many does BA have on their B744 or B777, how about LH, how many on the B744, A343 or A333 ???

Thanks for your help !

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:07 am

Don't know if it's helpful and matches your question. But aren't 1 F/A required for every 50 pax? Maybe some have just the required and others have more.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:14 am

Hi Georg.

I know that it is indeed 50 per one cabin crew but I was wondering how many crews some airlines have like EVA used to have up to 21 cabin crew when us at AF we have 15 on a B744
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:17 am

It is less a question of the type of aircraft than its cabin configuration and the ratio of one FA per how many pax and class.

A very general approach of European airlines on longhaul widebodies is
First class 1 FA per 8-10 pax plus 1 FA in the galley: around 2-3
Business class 1 FA per 25-30, again 1 FA in the galley: around 3-4
Economy class 1 FA per 40-45, plus 1 FA per galley: around 6-8
plus the boss all FA on board: 1
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:07 am

The legal requirements vary from country to country, for example, in the States it's 1 F/A per 50 seats, in Canada it's 1 F/A per 40 passengers (but all floor-level exits have to be covered).

Nowadays, I get the feeling that most airlines are operating with minimum legal crew compliments to save labour costs.
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:11 am

BA:

319: 4 to 6
320: 4 to 7
321: 5 to 8
747: 15 to 16
757: 5 to 7
767: 8 to 9
777: 11 to 13

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:29 am

DL:

732/733/MD-88: 3
738: 3 Domestic; 4-5 Latin America
757: 4 Domestic; 5-6 Latin America
763: 6
763ER: 6 Domestic; 8 International
764: 7
777: 8 Domestic; 9-10 International

For the most part DL is at minimum staffing (1 F/A per 50 pax) with the exception of Latin America/Europe/Asia.
 
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Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:45 am

I think that the FA ratio is per seat, not per passenger.
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:04 am

AlanUK and 611ATL, thanks for your answers !
You understood what I meant, I don't want to know what the minimum required crew is I want to know how other airlines crew their plane. Like I said, we at AF have 15 cabin crew on every 744 but the ones to NYC and Montreal those have 16. Is that why you have 16 crew on some 744 too ?
On our 777 we used to have 14 and I think we are down to 13 now, a lot more than DL's 10 or 11...
If other flight attendants from VS or LH or SQ could gives us the info...
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:50 am

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 8):
Is that why you have 16 crew on some 744 too ?

BA puts 16 crew instead of 15 on their 744s if the flight is deemed "difficult", for 2005 it is: LAX, DEL, BOM, DAC, MIA, BGI and MCO.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:06 am

Nice to know that...
Why are these flights deemed "difficult" ??? same for the difference of crew on the 777 ?
For us we are one up on the 744 because the return flight YUL-CDG and JFK-CDG are shorter and we need more crew to do the service appropriatly
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:17 am

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 1):
But aren't 1 F/A required for every 50 pax?

Jorge1812, you're quite correct. In fact, t's a very current and political point at easyJet of very recent times. The Airbus fleet has a 156 capacity, and the A319 has been specially adapted to incorporate double over-wing emergency exits in order to be able to operate in such a large configuration.

However, the crew compliment is 2/4 and on flights which are not full, the fourth cabin crew is costing the company a lot of unnecesary expense. There are ideas about how to combat the issue including removing seats from the a/c, standing down a crew member if the flight isn't full, using a extra standby crew member on the day to make up the requred 4x compliment if the flight is full and all sorts of other weird and wacky ideas.

It's given the company something to think about but I've posted this just to confirm your thinking.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:52 am

Air NZ Longhaul:

763: 8
744: 14 (with 1 galley person running 3 galleys!)
777: 10

These figures include our FA1, who currently works in economy class during the service but will soon become strictly an onboard manager.
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:05 am

NW minimum crew complements
DC9-30= 2
DC9-40/50= 3
A319/320= 3
B757-200=4
B757-300=5
A330-200/300=6
DC10=6
Widebody-
B747-200(with no UD passengers)-9
(with UD passengers/high density)-10
B747-400=9
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:09 am

Jetjack,

The crew numbers for NW seem awfully low!

9 on a 744 and 6 on an A333?!
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:27 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 13):
A330-200/300=6

how could the A330-300 have only 6 crew?
there're already 8 doors on the plane.
does that mean it's not legally required for all doors to be manned?
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:37 pm

Quoting Bhxforever (Reply 14):
9 on a 744 and 6 on an A333?!

The keyword is "minimum" crew. As the aircraft fill's up, more FA are added. FAA mandated staffing is 1 FA per 50 passengers. Normally, we have more when the load is above 50 percent of the seating capacity. Normal staffing on our widebodies are 2-5 above the minimum crew complement. I'm presently on a 6-day Asia pattern at the moment, and coming over to NRT from DTW the other day, we had 21 FA's working the flight, so actual crew numbers differentiate from trip segment.

Quoting Bhxforever (Reply 14):
The crew numbers for NW seem awfully low!

Heh-he, welcome to Northwest Airlines

Quoting Jakob77 (Reply 15):
does that mean it's not legally required for all doors to be manned?

No, some FA's have what's called double-door coverage. For instance, on the A330's, Door 1L/1R, and 4L/4R are the 2 FA positions with the double-door coverage. We are trained to handle an evacuation situation with that type of sitaution.
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:12 pm

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 10):
Why are these flights deemed "difficult" ???

These flights are GENERALLY more demanding than others. Basically, BA used to have 16 crew on every flight, but after 9/11, we went back to 15. In true airline fashion, BA conveniently forgot to give us the 16th crew member back.

The union did manage to get it back on a selection of flight (7 routes), which change from time to time, following crew feedback on how difficult the flight it.

Hope this makes sense.

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I believe this one of the big difference between FAA and European Aviations: FAA is 1 Cabin Crew per 50 passengers, in Europe it is generally 1 Cabin Crew per pair of doors (if single aisle) or 1 Cabin Crew per door for twin-aisles.
 
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Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:41 pm

AR have 13 in the A342, TG & SQ 18 in a 744 and that's all I can remember right now.
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:52 pm

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 11):
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 1):
But aren't 1 F/A required for every 50 pax?

Jorge1812, you're quite correct. In fact, t's a very current and political point at easyJet of very recent times. The Airbus fleet has a 156 capacity, and the A319 has been specially adapted to incorporate double over-wing emergency exits in order to be able to operate in such a large configuration.

It is 1 cabin crew for every 50 seats installed in the a/c and not pax so even if there is 30 pax on board you still have to carry 4 cabin crew on A319. I think they should get rid off 6 seats and put 3 crew on A319. It would save company money and crew would get more money.  Smile
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:50 pm

Quoting Lehovec (Reply 19):
It is 1 cabin crew for every 50 seats installed in the a/c and not pax so even if there is 30 pax on board you still have to carry 4 cabin crew on A319. I think they should get rid off 6 seats and put 3 crew on A319. It would save company money and crew would get more money.

You are correct, as I said in my earlier post the ratio is FA per seat not FA per pax. The last LGW-ATL flight on BA I was on we had two FA's in business, even though there were only 9 business pax.
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:54 pm

And of course there's good ol' KLM!

744 : 13
74E : 9
777 : 10
M11 : 10
763 : 7
332 : 8

737 : Depends on the route (duration of time) but varies from 3 (-300) to 6 (-800/900).

When KLM needed to save on costs, the company decided to bring back the number of FAs on the 74E and 763.

Also... There is a thing called Minimum Required Crew which ofcourse indicates the minimum of FAs you need to fly a plane BUT this number is designated by the number of seats on that plane and NOT the number of passengers. I know it's KLM's policy but I do think this is something decided by the airplane manufacturer.
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:16 am

F/A staffing at American Airlines:

MD-80:3
737-800:3
757-200:4; 6 on transcons, international if full cabin
767-200:8 on transcons, 6 on other domestic and Bermuda
767-300:8 on domestic; 8 on international, 9 if full
A300:7, 8 if full on Caribbean/Latin America
777-200:8 on domestic;10 on international, 11 if full
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:33 am

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 21):
737 : Depends on the route (duration of time) but varies from 3 (-300) to 6 (-800/900).

6 on th 738/739 at times? Now that I didn't know.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:37 am

Quoting Jakob77 (Reply 15):
how could the A330-300 have only 6 crew?
there're already 8 doors on the plane.
does that mean it's not legally required for all doors to be manned?

Minimum crew requirement is well 6 F/As for both the A330-200/300 though very few airlines operate with 6 F/As. The requirement is based on 1 F/A per 50 pax. If 6 F/As for 8 doors, F/As will have assigned position(according to airline safety policy) depending on which exit will be considered as "dry-out" exit in case of EVAC.

But I recall Air Madrid doing so.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:55 am

IB

A319 3 for 132
A320 4 for 162
A321 4 for 192
B757 4 for 200
MD87 3 for 114?
MD88 3 for 150
A343 9 for 262
A346 11 for 350
B744 11 for 430
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:50 am

Thanks guys ! anymore ???
LH ? SN ? NH ? JL ? VS ?
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:06 am

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 13):
NW minimum crew complements
DC9-30= 2
DC9-40/50= 3
A319/320= 3
B757-200=4
B757-300=5
A330-200/300=6
DC10=6
Widebody-
B747-200(with no UD passengers)-9
(with UD passengers/high density)-10
B747-400=9

Those are minimum crew requirements. 99.98% of the time a transpacific 747-400 operates with 12 flight attendants, and the transatlantic A330-300 has 9.
 
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Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:10 am

EZY:
A319 - 4
737 - 3
 
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Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:58 am

Yes, normally, Air New Zelanad has four cabin crews on A320 but when I flew from AKL to SYD, there were six cabin crews. I was really suprised. Why so many cabin crews on A320.

In 2004, I was suprised to see so many Cathay Pacific cabin crews in our gate. So, I counted them - about 35 cabin crews who were first to board on A333 from SYD-HKG before the pax. But inside the cabin, about half cabin crews were not wearing their uniform and half cabin crews were on duty (with uniform). They (with no uniform) were not going to exchange cabin crews but they helped each other on the plane. Before landing, they changed back to their uniform.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:41 pm

BA on the 747-200 had a total of 15 F/A: 14 main deck 1 upper deck 3 in flight deck for a total of 18. On the 747-400 the distribution is as follows: 14 main deck, 2 upper deck, 2 flight deck for the same total 18. For BA even if the flight is half empty, all doors have to be covered by a F/A. That´s Civil Aeronautics regulations.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:21 pm

Quoting FA" class=quote target=_blank>JAFA (Reply 27):
Those are minimum crew requirements. 99.98% of the time a transpacific 747-400 operates with 12 flight attendants, and the transatlantic A330-300 has 9.

Page down abit. I already clarified that with this.

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 16):
The keyword is "minimum" crew. As the aircraft fill's up, more FA are added. FAA mandated staffing is 1 FA per 50 passengers. Normally, we have more when the load is above 50 percent of the seating capacity. Normal staffing on our widebodies are 2-5 above the minimum crew complement. I'm presently on a 6-day Asia pattern at the moment, and coming over to NRT from DTW the other day, we had 21 FA's working the flight, so actual crew numbers differentiate from trip segment.
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Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:48 am

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 29):
Yes, normally, Air New Zelanad has four cabin crews on A320 but when I flew from AKL to SYD, there were six cabin crews. I was really suprised. Why so many cabin crews on A320.

They were probably training a couple of F/As/Pursors
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Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:53 am

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 1):
But aren't 1 F/A required for every 50 pax?

And that's exactly what Denim Air uses on their F50: 1 F/A! We had a full flight the other day LUX-AMS and she was all alone. As I was the only female passenger (and non-revver) we chatted a little bit, also because I was admiring her uniform. Denim Air was new to me, too. Service was still great, with a drink and a fairly good sandwich on this 55 min. flight!
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:02 pm

SN:

RJ85/100 : 2 to 3.
A319 : 3 to 4.
A330-300 : 8 to 9.

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Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:11 pm

New Zealand CAA has 1 FA to every 50 passengers. Australia has I think 1 FA to every 38 passengers
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:05 pm

In Belgium, the rule of one F/A for 50 pax also applies.
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:44 pm

On SQ...

747-400s 17FAs(used to be 19)
777-200 3 class 14FAs
777-300 15FAs
777-200 2 class not equipped with spacebed 11FAs(12FAs on the KL flghts)
777ERs 10FAs on short hauls 11 on intercontinental flights
A345s 13FAs
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:11 pm

Quoting Lehovec (Reply 19):
It is 1 cabin crew for every 50 seats installed in the a/c and not pax so even if there is 30 pax on board you still have to carry 4 cabin crew on A319. I think they should get rid off 6 seats and put 3 crew on A319. It would save company money and crew would get more money.

Not correct - most operator have in their operations manual specific rules how you are allowed to fly with reduced cabin crew (one gets sick on a layover, no-show,...). In that case you have to block specific rows in the a/c but you are legally allowed to have only 3 F/A on the 156 seat A319 (as long as the procedures for reduced cabin crew are followed)
 
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:43 pm

U.S. FAA regulations require 1 FA per 50 SEATS, and not passengers. A 150 seat aircraft may have a light load, say only 70 passengers. The airline is still required by the FAA to have 3 FA's because of the number of SEATS. There is no stipulation to alter from this based on flight loads.

Here at Frontier Airlines, the minimum crew compliment is as follows:

A318 (114 seats) - 3 FA's
A319 (132 seats) - 3 FA's

On charters, depending on the requests of our clients, we can have up to 4 FA's.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:37 pm

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 10):
Nice to know that...
Why are these flights deemed "difficult" ??? same for the difference of crew on the 777 ?

I can imagine flights that attract pax that need more assistance are deemed difficult.

MCO, MIA - Lots of kids
BGI - general lots of holidaymakers
DEL - Perhaps a lot of relatives not used to flying. Also large families travelling
LAX - long flight, kids, celebrities, etc.
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:42 am

Ia Orana AF Cabin Crew, Long time ni hear!!!!

Well im flying at QF as Cabin Crew and here we have it...

Boeing 747-400..
We have three different configurations...
Pacific Config: 15 flight attendants
Kangaroo Config: currently trailing 16 flight attendants
Two-class Config: 14 flight attendants.

747-300
13 Flight attendants

767-300
7 flight attendants

A330-300
10 Flight attendants

These are all international config and international crew. As i understand in Shothaul they can vary with one extra on A333/332 or one less.

As per Australia regs. it is 1 per 36 pax.

At Qantas we donot have a "dedicated galley operator" in Economy. They set up everything but still come into the Cabin, this is why iot is the most junior position.

Very good post...interesting to see hte amount of crew onboard other airlines. I hear MH have 20 crew on 744.

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Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:36 am

Quoting AirplaneBoy (Reply 39):
U.S. FAA regulations require 1 FA per 50 SEATS, and not passengers.

You are correct AirplaneBoy, I tried to tell everyone that it is seats not passengers about 32 replies ago. The FAR actually reads 1 FA or each 50 passenger seats or fraction there of. 0-50 seats 1 FA, 51-100 2 FA's, 101-150 3 FA's and so on. Some operators may want to add additional FA's if the flight is full, but they can not have less if the flights passenger load is very light.
 
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Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:13 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 42):
Some operators may want to add additional FA's if the flight is full, but they can not have less if the flights passenger load is very light.

You got it!  Smile It may be different in other countries, but as you said, here in the U.S., we can have more FA's on board, but NEVER less- even if the flight load is considerably light. It's very simple- 1 FA per 50 SEATS, and not per 50 PASSENGERS. Our A319's for example, seat 132 passengers. If we have a light load, say only 50 passengers- we CANNOT fly- let alone board the aircraft with just one FA. We MUST have all 3 FA's on board because of the 132 SEATS. Plain and simple.  Smile I hope this is easy for others to understand.

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Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:11 pm

Depends on the Regulatory Authority of Country where is Airline is Main Based.
If not mistaken 1 F/A per 50 Pax.Can be more but not less.
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:07 am

At Corsair B747-300/400 13FA and 15 for flights over 10hours
A330-200 09FA and 10 " " " " " " "
B737-400 04FA and 06


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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:24 am

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 41):
These are all international config and international crew. As i understand in Shothaul they can vary with one extra on A333/332 or one less.

Hi Airnewzealand! Yes at shorthaul, we get an extra flight attendant on certain flights (regardless of aircraft type). For example, MEL-SYD/ADL flights get an extra for dinner services (2 extra on the reconfigured 763s), CBR flights get an extra to assist in J class.
As for the crew compliments on the remaining aircraft types at QF, here goes:
767 336, 8 crew
737 800, 5 crew
737 400, 4 crew for 12 J class pax, 5 for 20 J class pax
 
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:34 am

Last I knew, at least here in the US the FAA does not classify Flight Attendant's as 'crew' as they are not required for the aircrafts departure. It is a little gray, but thousands of commercial flights take to the sky everyday without Flight Attendents on-board.

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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:25 pm

Thanks again guys !

How about the airlines who will operate the A380 how many cabin crews has your airline planned to employ ? How about QF 787 ?
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RE: How Many Crew Per Aircraft Type...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:33 pm

Here is the US regulation that covers the amount of Flight Attendents required....

§ 121.391 Flight attendants

(a) Each certificate holder shall provide at least the following flight attendants on each passenger-carrying airplane used:

(1) For airplanes having a maximum payload capacity of more than 7,500 pounds and having a seating capacity of more than 9 but less than 51 passengers—one flight attendant.

(2) For airplanes having a maximum payload capacity of 7,500 pounds or less and having a seating capacity of more than 19 but less than 51 passengers—one flight attendant.

(3) For airplanes having a seating capacity of more than 50 but less than 101 passengers—two flight attendants.

(4) For airplanes having a seating capacity of more than 100 passengers—two flight attendants plus one additional flight attendant for each unit (or part of a unit) of 50 passenger seats above a seating capacity of 100 passengers.

(b) If, in conducting the emergency evacuation demonstration required under §121.291 (a) or (b), the certificate holder used more flight attendants than is required under paragraph (a) of this section for the maximum seating capacity of the airplane used in the demonstration, he may not, thereafter, take off that airplane—

(1) In its maximum seating capacity configuration with fewer flight attendants than the number used during the emergency evacuation demonstration; or

(2) In any reduced seating capacity configuration with fewer flight attendants than the number required by paragraph (a) of this section for that seating capacity plus the number of flight attendants used during the emergency evacuation demonstration that were in excess of those required under paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) The number of flight attendants approved under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section are set forth in the certificate holder's operations specifications.

(d) During takeoff and landing, flight attendants required by this section shall be located as near as practicable to required floor level exists and shall be uniformly distributed throughout the airplane in order to provide the most effective egress of passengers in event of an emergency evacuation. During taxi, flight attendants required by this section must remain at their duty stations with safety belts and shoulder harnesses fastened except to perform duties related to the safety of the airplane and its occupants.
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