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Who Neads A Union... When We Have Contrail !

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Have a good read.... pay close attention to time off required.


Two of our favorite topics.... unions and contrail!

Let the quabling begin.





a) In all cases, Carrier is required to adhere to the applicable Aviation Regulations. In the absence of Aviation Regulations that set a more stringent standard, Carrier must apply the following limitations:

Q Personnel shall have a period of relief prior to reporting for Extended Work Periods.

Q Seven (7) days off are required prior to an Extended Work Period that is scheduled for a duration of up to twenty-one (21) days.

Q For Extended Work Periods in excess of twenty-one (21) days, the period of relief prior to reporting for flight duty shall consist of at least one (1) day off for every two (2) days that the Extended Work Period is scheduled to last (i.e. fourteen (14) days off are required prior to reporting for a twenty-eight (28) day assignment).

Q Assignments shall not exceed forty-two (42) consecutive days since the last documented time off (Note: Twenty-one (21) days off would be required prior to a forty-two (42) day Extended Work Period).

Q For normal awake/sleep cycles, the Flight Duty Period (the time assigned to any aviation related duties) shall not exceed fourteen (14) hours.

Q Should the Flight Duty Period include ANY assignment of duties between the hours of 2200 and 0500 local time, then the maximum Flight Duty Period shall be reduced to ten (10) hours UNLESS:

o The Flight Duty Period includes a Split Duty Day that complies with Section C-2-b (which follows).

Q At minimum, a rest period of at least ten (10) hours shall intervene between duty periods. However, the rest period must be of sufficient duration to enable the individual the opportunity to obtain not less than eight (8) consecutive hours of sleep in suitable accommodation, time to travel to and from that accommodation, and time for personal hygiene and meals.

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