What is a late night operation?
A duty period that includes any duty between 0000 and 0600 local time
What is a local night
A local night encompasses the hours of 2200 to 0600 local time.
Can you do a split shift? What are the requirements and maximum duty time.
Yes. The duty period must include a 4 hour rest period where the crew member is free of all duty. The rest period must be in suitable sleeping accommodation.
Max rostered duty is 16 hours.
What is the normal Max rostered duty period for Dash 8 aircrew?
Are there any special duty requirements if the aircraft the crew is operating isn’t fitted with a serviceable autopilot?
The Max duty period is reduced by 2 hours.
Where do you find the FRMS?
OM1 part B - operational personnel
How many consecutive days may a pilot be rostered for either duty or standby?
What is the maximum duty a pilot can be rostered for in any 14 consecutive days?
What is the maximum duty a pilot can be rostered for in 7 consecutive days? Are there any further limits to this?
A pilot shall not be rostered for more than 40 hours of cumulative duty in any 7 consecutive days where more than 2 days involve late night operations.
What is the maximum number of late night operations a pilot can be rostered to do in a 7 day period?
What is the time free of duty requirements for a duty period of up to 8 hours?
9 hours free of duty
What is the time free of duty if the duty period was more than 8 hours and up to 10 hours
10 hours free of duty
What is the time free of duty if the duty period was 10 to 11 hours
Equal to the duty period
What is the time free of duty if the duty period exceeds 11 hours
11 hours plus 1 hour for every 15 minutes the duty period exceeds 11 hours up to a maximum of 24 hours
If a duty period exceeds 16 hours, how much time free of duty is required?
36 hours and 2 local nights
Are there any additional time free of duty requirements if duty is worked between 0000 and 0600 local time?
Yes, an additional 1 hour for every hour of duty (or part thereof) worked between 0000 and 0600.
If the time free of duty exceeds 12 hours, can this ever be reduced?
Yes, it can be reduced to 12 hours providing the subsequent time free of duty is at least 36 hours.
Are there any flight time limitations?
Aircrew shall not be rostered for more than 50 hours of flight time in any 7 consecutive days.
When must an aircrew plan to be on the ground. Do tempo or inter holding need to be considered
30 minutes prior to sign off.
No, weather holding is considered an exceptional circumstance which allows duty time to be extended.
Can duty limits ever be extended? By how much and in what circumstances? What paperwork needs to be done following such an occurrence?
Yes, by a maximum of 2 hours in exceptional circumstances.
The submission of a fatigue report is required.