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U2: Number of flight deck staff easyjet

Old 15th Dec 2011, 11:29
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correct me if I'm wrong...but i think EZY have around 5.4-5.6 crews per airframe
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 11:42
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it's true, i'm half the man I used to be!
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 12:46
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Despite the foolishness of the original question from someone who clearly knows nothing about the industry, there are some interesting issues. I have worked for easyJet for many years, and at first I did not know who U2 was! Anyway, having established that I actually work for them, the crewing levels are quite interesting. I think FLEXPWR is not totally correct on the issue of crew utilisation, in that we generally speaking we try to avoid using more than 2 crews per day on the utilisation cycle of the aircraft - it is incredibly inefficient. A crew costs about 250,000 a year all in and that is a big resource to have too many of. The problem is that, as we have discovered last year, you cannot afford to get those numbers wrong. You are indeed better to have a few too many than a few too little - a very difficult balancing act that has massive repercussions if you get it wrong. The equation is further complicated by the various contracts in place at different bases - big bonuses for those that get it right and a boot out the door for those that do not!
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Old 16th Dec 2011, 16:54
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Notwithstanding the rather 'unriveting' nature of this thread, how can so much be written about so little?
And as for 3 Bars 'letting' me do the performance...... Hmmmm I don't think so!
Merry Christmas all!
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Old 16th Dec 2011, 17:24
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Hi there,
does anynone know how many pilots U2 has?
I heard about 1,200 can this be true? think that's quite a lot for it's size.
Well since you ask, the OP (original poster) caused enormous consternation amongst everyone here by the above question! I thought 'I know they're big and HR (humungously rich), and that bloke does insist on wearing those ridiculous glasses (even meeting the Pope) everywhere that makes him look like a tit, but for a pop group to have 1200 pilots when he's always telling me to dip my hand in my pocket because they're dying in Africa of whatever's going does seem a tad excessive'. I then thought 'don't you just love it when a zillionaire twerp of a tax exile puts a guilt trip on ME for looking after Africa?' and how unfair life in general was. Then it comes out we're talking about EJ (Easyjet) and you start thinking 'I've been following aviation closely since 1967 and that one passed me by! U2=Easyjet? BT (bulls cojones)!'

Is there any other industry so beset with TLAs (three letter acronyms- or more)? I could fill pages with them! And they do waste time because it would be quicker to read it in full than go through this absurd 'now WTH (what the h) does that mean- as a true aviation person I should know that, so lets work it out- every time! GMD (get my drift?)?
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