Re: Airbus "family ratings" ? (incl. Robert's reply)

From:         Pete Mellor <>
Date:         23 Mar 93 00:24:51 PST
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> On the subject of F/Es: does anyone know if Air Inter's unions got their way and  
> forced the airline to have an F/E in the A320? 

No they didn't! The A320 is operated universally with two-man crews. 
(At least, *almost* universally. There was some correspondence a while 
back about a possible variant which did allow for an F/E, but I can't 
remember the details. Perhaps Robert could remind me!) There was certainly 
no F/E on the Air Inter flight which crashed near Strasbourg. 

Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, Northampton 
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