Anthropometric Analysis of Cabin Crew Selection Criteria Based on A380 Aircraft Model

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Ulufer Kansoy S., Koçali K.

Ergonomi (Online), vol.16, no.2, pp.145-156, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.33439/ergonomi.1296025
  • Journal Name: Ergonomi (Online)
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-156
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


Airline companies use specific selection criteria for cabin crew to ensure that candidates meet their physical requirements. Some of these criteria are the height and reach distance of the candidates. This selection criterion is designed so that cabin crew can effectively perform tasks such as being able to master emergency equipment, have access to upper storage compartments and assist disabled or injured passengers. The aim of this study is to examine the height and reach distance requirements, anthropometrically according to the A380 aircraft model. The study examined anthropometric studies conducted in Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, All Nippon Airways, and Qantas Airlines and provided the collection of height and reach distance data of the people in these countries under a single roof and determined the status of A380 aircraft model. As a result of the research, it is recommended that airline companies use standardized anthropometric measurement parameters in the selection of cabin crews.