Fatigue Management - Part VI - Night Freight Air Transport: Certificated Multi-Crew Aircraft
Part VI - Night Freight Air Transport: Certificated Multi-Crew Aircraft
6.1.1 Night operations are those operations in which rostered duty includes the hours 2400-0400 local time on more than four non-consecutive nights or more than two consecutive nights in any 14 day period.
6.2.1 The maximum duty period is to include any preflight duties, and any post-flight duties, with a minimum allowance of 30 minutes before the first flight and 15 minutes after the last flight of the duty period.
6.3.1 Flight crew shall not be rostered for duty periods longer than the number of hours specified on the following charts, as determined by the rostered start time and the number of sectors to be flown:
|Local start time||Sectors|
|0500 - 0559||13||12||12||11||11||11||maximum hours per flight duty period|
|0600 - 1259||14||13||12||12||11||11|
|1300 - 1459||13||12||12||11||11||11|
|1500 - 0459||12||11||11||11||10||10|
6.4.1 A duty period which contains a rest period of four consecutive hours or more at suitable sleeping accommodation may be extended by up to four hours, with a maximum duty period of 16 hours.
6.4.2 Where the rest period encompasses the hours 0100-0400, the rest period shall be an uninterrupted period of at least 7 hours at suitable sleeping accommodation, with a maximum duty period of 16 hours.
6.5.1 A duty period already commenced may be extended by up to two hours, when it is operationally necessary in order to complete the objective of the duty and each flight crew member considers themselves mentally and physically fit for the extension. The pilot in command shall submit a report as specified in Sub-section 3, para. 3.5.
6.6.1 At the completion of rostered flight deck duties, a duty period may be extended at the flight crew member's discretion to allow deadhead positioning to a suitable destination. The time spent in positioning shall be considered duty time for the purpose of determining subsequent time free of duty requirements and cumulative duty as per para. 6.11.
6.7.1 The maximum allowable continuous time on standby is 16 hours.
6.7.2 The maximum allowable duty period following callout from standby is to be decreased by the number of hours that standby time exceeds 12 hours.
6.7.3 A standby completed in which callout does not occur is to be followed by a time free of all duty of at least 10 hours.
6.8.1 Subject to the provision below, the time free of duty shall be a minimum of ten consecutive hours. The time free of duty shall be increased by one hour for every hour or part of an hour that the preceding duty period exceeds ten hours.
6.8.2 Where the preceding duty period does not exceed ten hours and the time free of duty includes the hours 2200 to 0600 local time, the time free of duty may be reduced to nine consecutive hours.
6.8.3 Where a duty period has exceeded 12 hours, the time free of duty may be reduced to 12 hours provided that the subsequent time free of duty is at least 36 hours.
6.9.1 In any consecutive eight days, a flight crew member shall have one period free of all duty for a minimum of 36 consecutive hours duration, comprising two local nights starting before 2200 hours and finishing not earlier than 0500 hours local time. In any consecutive 14 days, a flight crew member shall have two such periods free of all duty and, in any consecutive 28 days, the flight crew member shall have four such periods free of all duty.
6.10.1 A flight crew member shall not operate for more than four consecutive nights where the duty period includes any period with the hours 2400-0400.
6.10.2 A flight crew member shall not exceed 40 hours cumulative duty on any four consecutive nights where the duty period includes any period within the hours 2400-0400.
6.11.1 The total flight time accrued in any consecutive 28 days shall not exceed 100 hours.
6.11.2 The total flight time accrued in any consecutive 365 day period shall not exceed 900 hours.
6.12.1 The cumulative duty period in any consecutive 14 days shall not exceed 90 hours.