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Old 17th Dec 2008, 13:38
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Ryanair Info

I'd really appreciate it if anyone who flies for Ryanair could answer a few questions for me...

1) How many sectors do you usually fly per day? How many hours does this equate to?

2) How many people does it take to crew the 737-800?

3) How many crews do you need per aircraft?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 17th Dec 2008, 14:02
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All depends and whatever I say someone will say im wrong, but in MY opinion....

1. 2 to 6 per day, 6 being rare, at this time of year 2 is normal. hours depend on where your sectors are going, can be HHN or PMO... all down to rostering, max rostered duty is 14 hours now, but ive never seen more than 12.

2. For FR it's a min of 6, 2 FC and 4 CC, one CC per all or part of 50 pax, 738 carries 189 pax.

3. depends again on the sectors that the AC flies, normally 2 1/2 crews per AC should do it. (spare 1/2 for stby)

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Old 17th Dec 2008, 14:05
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1) How many sectors do you usually fly per day? How many hours does this equate to?

Somewhere between 2 and 6. The two sectors can be as little as 1:20h block time each way (2:40h day) to nearly 4:00h each way (8:00h day). The 6 sectors tend to be around 1:10h each (7:00h day). Though most of the time you'll be doing 4 sectors.

2) How many people does it take to crew the 737-800?

1 Capt; 1 F/o; 1 Purser; 3 Juniors.
Though I have flown with 3 pilots and 6 crew, lots of training that day!

3) How many crews do you need per aircraft?

I think we try to have around 4 Capts and F/os per a/c, though I stand to be corrected on that. I have no idea about the crew.
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Old 17th Dec 2008, 15:10
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hello,

I was wondering if one of you could hep me regarding one question they may ask us during the assessment:

How many pilots are actually flying for Ryanair?

thanks in advance for your help

Best regards from snowy switzerland
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 19:51
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purser?

excuse my ignorance ... but what's a 'purser' and 'junior'
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 20:01
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Given the crew composition, I can only assume Dit means

Purser = Senior Cabin Attendant = SCA

Junior = Cabin Attendant.

Each airline have their own terms of endearment for the various levels of Cabin crew seniority. Without wishing to highjack the thread normally, the use of 'Purser' or 'Cabin Service Director/Manager' is reserved for use in larger aircraft where there are more cabin crew to manage - or the self-engrandisment of SCAs in smaller aircraft.

I hope that answers your question.

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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 22:50
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2 1/2 crews per aircraft seems a bit short, although i will conceed that it really depends on how much the a/c flies. I would have thought for ryanair's needs it would be closer to 4.5-5 crews per aircraft (i.e. 9-10 pilots per a/c). So assuming about 170a/c that equates to anywhere between 1530 and 1700 pilots in the whole company
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Old 25th Dec 2008, 17:48
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Well as said, im sure someone will say im wrong...

The aircraft fly twice per day max with different crew, either x2 four sector or whichever mix you wish.. either way that is x4 FC, obviously STBY are needed, but the STBY crew will be shared among other AC, they will not have a full crew per AC on STBY, it may well be more, but im just guessing, you could well be right... Ryanair are over staffed at the moment as well.

Merry Christmas everyone!.. especially my poor positioned friend sat in the hotel on his own!!! see you soon?

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Old 25th Dec 2008, 18:47
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YYZ,

dont forget to factor in leave, sickness, simulator, recurrent training etc etc. Not all pilots can fly all of the time - even at ryanair!
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Old 25th Dec 2008, 19:23
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as well as duty limits, a single crew can only fly so much hours per month.
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 12:37
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The figure is 5.2 crews per aircraft (that is flight crew) to cover the schedule.
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 18:06
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The figure is 5.2 crews per aircraft (that is flight crew) to cover the schedule.
Is that 10.4 pilots per a/c then?
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 19:03
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Yes!

- and normally it is the same ratio used for cabin crew! 5.2 crews per aircraft.

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Old 30th Dec 2008, 20:31
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dont forget to factor in leave, sickness, simulator, recurrent training etc etc. Not all pilots can fly all of the time - even at ryanair!
Is that to assume that the rumorurs are untrue that with Ryanair all of these are to be completed in your own time?

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Old 31st Dec 2008, 09:06
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VikingJo,
I would suggest a pinch of salt until you have firm confirmation on everything to do with FYRs terms and conditions - for example many will tell you the SSTR and lack of pay for first year will leave you well out of pocket, yet (slightly tenuously) someone I 'know' is halfway through his first year and looking at about 40k apparently...pretty damn good for a first year wage...

Even if it is true you have to do those in your own time, you still can't be flying whilst you are and FYRs model needs their aircraft in the sky every moment they can be...
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Old 5th Jan 2009, 20:15
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Just wondering how many aircraft does Ryanair have at the moment? and how many will they have delivered in 2009?

Cheers and beers,
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 09:57
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check their website:

Ryanair.com - Book your cheap flight, hotels, car rental with ryanair.com its in their about me section.

about 171 i think, with 130 odd orders.

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