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Old 07-04-2006, 06:33 PM   #1  
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ARTICLE 13 (aka, "Scheduling" -ed.)


Navigating the new article 13 will be a daunting task for crewmembers, and we hope to provide the tools necessary to complete this task, thereby enabling all crewmembers to make an educated decision regarding the proposal presented to you for ratification.

This article was in dire need of reparation. We all know the numerous problems associated with the various areas of article 13. We have outlined below many of the "new" concepts and hopeful fixes for historically problematic areas. We will provide greater detail in follow up documents.

  • EDW concept identified as duty period that touches, overlaps or blocks in during the timeframe of 0230-0459 local domicile time. Trips that block in prior to the EDW but release within it are not considered EDW. This represents a more accurate identification of "night" flying vs the current notion that a report at 0200 is daytime flying. A pairing is identified as EDW if ANY of the duty periods within it contain duty within this timeframe.
  • EDW duty periods are limited to 11 hours scheduled and 14 hours max.
  • International duty periods containing 4 segments are now limited to 12:15 scheduled.
  • International non-extended deadhead limited to 15:30 scheduled.
  • If a reserve crewmember is assigned a trip with a duty extension for the purpose of deadheading, he shall either be revised to now have a rest period prior to the deadhead or, if he has to complete the duty extension deadhead, upon return to domicile, he shall have the next complete on-call period off. Lineholders, JA assignments and open time pick up crewmembers who have a duty extension deadhead may request a layover prior to deposition.
  • The peak duty limits have been limited to now only include the 14 zulu days prior to Christmas.
  • Shift period concept identified which mandates that all duty within an EDW pairing must fall within the same 16 hour period. If duty is outside of the shift, a 30 hour rest must be provided to "reset" the shift. This eliminates many of the day-night-day scenarios that fail to identify and protect circadian rhythm.
  • EDW duty periods are limited to 4 segments. Segments include ALL travel, i.e. ground and air.
  • EDW duty periods are subject to in-transit stop limitations. If an in-transit stop (time on ground) is incurred anywhere within the pairing, that is equal to or greater than 2 hours, the duty following the stop is limited to 2 segments. Additional stops must be less than 2 hours. If 2 segments are scheduled, the total block time is limited to 4:14, with neither segment greater than 2:59 block. If only 1 segment is scheduled, total block is limited to 4:35. This eliminates the west-coast double hop death march and the double sort in SDF and SAT followed by another stop in ELP. For this section- ground time, i.e. limo, is the same as block time.
  • Rest after commercial deadheads is now required to be 18 hours prior to EDW duty periods and 11 hours for non-EDW duty periods. If a crewmember uses Company provided transportation (i.e. Company paid for ticket or UPS jumpseat) and does not allow for this much time to be SCHEDULED, (i.e. 18 hrs) he shall incur a 3 hour reduction in pay credit. No pay credit is incurred for travel that does not use UPS funds or aircraft, i.e. driving, personal aircraft, etc., or for travel that was scheduled within this timeframe but was cancelled or altered due to unforeseen circumstances. This was designed to eliminate the Monday morning commercial deadheads for EDW trips that are non-circadian compliant. This does not apply to deposition deadheads.
  • A deposition deadhead on an EDW trip may have only 9:30 rest prior to the deposition only duty period.
  • If a report time is modified so as to meet rest requirements, the crewmember shall be notified prior to the start of the rest period. If the crew has not been notified and the start of the duty period was modified in order to meet rest needs, the rest period shall be considered to have been reduced. This should eliminate the problem when you show up on time and you actually needed more rest but they forgot to tell you.
  • LHR-STN co-terminal was added.
  • Block hour limitations were identified in case the FAR's should change. We captured the current regulations in language.
  • Domicile rest increased to 10:30.
  • Many international duty periods require rest greater than the minimum 12 hours. It was identified that rest in domicile following an international trip can never be less than what would have been required if the rest was in the middle of the trip. A minimum of 48 hours rest in domicile is required following an international trip greater than120 hrs TAFB.
  • Non-EDW duty period layover rest increased to 10 hours.
  • EDW duty period layover rest increased to 10:30; if the duty period has 10:30 scheduled duty or contains 4 segments, the minimum rest has been increased to 12 hours.
  • Rest can only be reduced 2 times within an international or EDW pairing.
  • Reserve 24/7 breaks must encompass 1 complete on-call period. If this is not possible, the Company can schedule a maximum of 2 breaks per bid period that do not meet this requirement but encompass only a 24 hour timeframe. This limits the break on arrival scenario to a max of 2 times per bid period.
  • International crossings were identified as duty period that contains a 4.5 hour time change between departure and arrival airports.
  • Crossing are limited to 4 occurrences per pairing. 30 hours rest is required within pairings that contain 3 or 4 crossings. 15 hours rest is required prior to all crossings except for those that are deadhead only depositions at the end of the trip.
  • Rest after 8:01-12 hours scheduled block increased to 17 hours.
  • International rest has been patterned so that there can now only be a maximum of 3 consecutive layovers with rest below 14 hours. Pairings are now limited to 4 consecutive layovers with rest below 30 hours.
  • A minimum of 18 hours rest must be provided at an international location following commercial deadhead, prior to a live flight segment.
  • International in-transit stop limits were identified for stops equal to or greater than 4 hours. Subsequent stops must be less than 2 hours. Segments following the stop are limited to 2, with block limit of 6 hours and no segment can be greater than 4 hours block. If only 1 segment is scheduled, it is limited to 6 hours.
  • IRO duty periods are limited to 10 hours block if an in-transit stop of 4 hours or more is scheduled.
  • International duty periods are limited to 4 segments, air and ground. Here can only be 3 consecutive duty periods with 4 segments. There is a max of 1 domestic segment in a duty period, with a max of 2 total domestic segments per international trip.
  • Extended deadhead identified as deadhead only duty scheduled from 15:31 to 18 hours. Limited to 3 segments, air and ground. Requires 20 hours scheduled rest after completion of duty period. A line containing a trip(s) that has extended deadhead duty is limited to a max of 3 trips per bid period. Coach tickets can never be used. Extended deadhead can only be used for position/deposition duty periods.
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