Re: Ansett "fixes" its 767s

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         04 Oct 95 21:27:28 
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>United was the startup carrier for the 767 ... They needed to have a
>Flight Engineer because of their pilot contract at the time required
>one in all jets.

Obviously not true, since United had been flying the 737-200 with a
two-pilot crew for over a decade before they even launched the 767.
The requirement was an FAA requirement, dropped when Boeing clearly
demonstrated that an aircraft as large as the 767 could be handled
by only two pilots without safety concerns.

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