So I follow a BA A380 Captain on Twitter and came across one of his many interesting tweets about the number of Captains and First Officers they have for their fleet of 12.
He said they have 117 Captains and 169 First Officers. That’s just for the A380 fleet alone. Averaging roughly 10 Captains and 14 First Officers PER AIRCRAFT.
Does anyone know why they have so many? I understand they sometimes need multiple flight crews on a flight, some pilots on standby. Is it to do with flying hours etc? Cause that’s a lot of people…a lot of training costs and wages! I’d love to know their numbers for each aircraft type.