How the 757 nearly became a three-crew airliner

Bowing to pressure from US pilot unions, the launch customer initially specified the jet needed three crew positions. George Jehn, a former Eastern Air Lines pilot and labour leader tells Key.Aero about the fight he fought to keep the flight engineer on the flight deck 

During the 1970s, the US airline industry experienced a large amount of change. With the advent of improved technology, manufacturers were starting to promote the idea to airlines of two-crew cockpits, much to the disapproval of pilot unions. 

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