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Author Topic: [-] Crew demand seems random  (Read 346 times)

Offline DanDan

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[-] Crew demand seems random
« on: May 09, 2018, 09:33:04 AM »
Now i was wondering about some planes before that seem to have unprecise crew demand:

1) Very small planes need too much flight crew in my opinion:
Planes like the "Islander" or the "Caravan" need 2 flight crew, which seemed weird to me, since IRL they are flown by a single pilot. Now I checked, and I found following discussion on this topic. https://www.airwaysim.com/forum/index.php/topic,26220.msg133707.html#msg133707

If i understand the text quoted by Sami correctly, this means, that planes
- below 10 pax maximum certified seating
- with props (not jets)
can be actually flown by 1 pilot in IFR, right? So why not adapt the aircraft stats accordingly?

2) Cabin Crew demand on aircraft should be variable:
AFAIK Cabin Crew demand on aircraft usually is a minimum of 1 attendant per 50 seats. Theoretically, if someone fits 201 seats on an A321, they need min 5 cabin crew.
If someone fits 150 seats in a A320, it needs 3 cabin crew only. Would be nice if that could be reflected.

Would be nice to get some feedback.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 11:53:35 AM by Sami »

Offline Sami

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Re: Crew demand seems random
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 11:53:22 AM »
1) I think my quote there still stands. I work also for a small commercial business jet operator and they fly always with two pilots -> no changes needed

2) Open request exists of this. And FYI A320 needs always 4 CAs even with less than 150 seats (we used to fly A320 with 3 CAs but then "someone" found out that it cannot be done, after many years of flying ..., and it changed to 4.. though only a few years after that they added more seats so it is over 150 now so 4 anyway, but it is always not that simple)

Offline DanDan

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Re: Crew demand seems random
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 12:41:51 PM »
1) I think my quote there still stands. I work also for a small commercial business jet operator and they fly always with two pilots -> no changes needed

@1: i read your quote, thats why i am saying: it is for all JETS and props certified for 10 or more pax, according to my reading of it. but props below 10 pax should be fine with 1 pilot

@2: thanks for clarifying. but yes, the regulations also depend per country and are quite complicated (i think in canada its 1per40 pax & 1per50 seats or something like that)

 

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