|Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 5):|
However, when the FAA and EASA allow a ratio of 1 FA to 50 seats, it’s hard to see why Transport Canada is only allowing 1 to 40. They have to have a good reason to limit it to 1 in 40 and anecdotal evidence by a union that more is better isn’t going to work trying to convince a regulator.
FAA requires 1 F/A per 50 seats, while Transport Canada requires 1 F/A per 40 passengers
. So in many cases LESS F/A's are carried per Transport Canada requirements than FAA requirements. That is down to a minimum which varies per type and door arrangement.
For example, consider a B767-300, or A330-300 with 120 passengers as an equipment sub.
T/C requires 3 F/As on the B767 and 4 on the A330.
Using FAA rules, with our seating arrangement, it would be 5 F/As on the B767 and 6 on the A330!!!
As the events in Canada over the last few years have shown, unions have no pull with the government.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!