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FLTDUTY XLS

FLTDUTY is a scheduling software program designed for the Canadian commercial pilot.  The program will record the pilot's schedule and make calculations to show current status with respect to the CARs (Canadian Aviation Regulations) in terms of accumulated flight time, flight duty time and rest.  All entries are checked against the CARs requirements Part VII for Commercial operations, Division II, for compliance and for options available under the Standards.  The program operates as if Operations Specifications 092, 093 and 094 are in effect and automatically applies the Standards.  (If this is not the case, then limits will be more restrictive and you can set this condition within the program.)  The program can be used by operators with a multi-pilot staff as well as individual pilots in any type of operation or any combination of flight operations.

Pilot flight duty time software screenshot FLTDUTY XLS

To use the program, load it into a PC (must have Windows 95 or higher) and complete entries each day for flight duty time and flight time.  This is generally 3 entries (report time, released time, flight time) once a day per pilot.  If the data is current, the program will display the status of the pilot in terms of accumulated flight times as required by the CARs and when the next "time free from duty" (day off) must be.  If any limit is approaching, the program will indicate a warning on the display and in some cases offer options.  If any Regulation or Standard has been violated, the program will note these with an explanation and a reference to the specific CARs. 

Entries can be made in advance, to check that a proposed schedule will be in compliance, or entries can be made after the duty assignments to track and monitor pilot status as per CARs 700.14(1).  In any case a record is developed and maintained with a constant check to the relevant regulations.

The following excerpt from the CARs indicates the requirements and explains what FLTDUTY is designed to do in each area.

 

CANADIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS (CARs)
PART VII   COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICES
DIVISION II   FLIGHT TIME AND FLIGHT DUTY TIME LIMITATIONS AND REST PERIODS

Monitoring System

700.14 (1) Every air operator shall establish a system
that monitors the flight time, flight duty time and rest periods
of each of its flight crew members and shall include in its company
operations manual the details of that system.

FLTDUTY can be used to record and monitor either an individual pilot schedule or all pilots in a commercial operation.

(2) Where a person becomes aware that an assignment by an air
operator to act as a flight crew member on a flight would result
in the maximum flight time referred to in section 700.15
or the maximum flight duty time referred to in section 700.16
being exceeded, the person shall so notify the air operator.

FLTDUTY will indicate, on any entry date, whether an assignment or a potential assignment will exceed the limits appropriate at the time.  It will indicate ample warning when a limit is approaching and will note a violation with a reference to the specific CARs in effect.

Flight Time Limitations

700.15 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no air
operator shall assign a flight crew member for flight time,
and no flight crew member shall accept such an assignment, if
the flight crew member's total flight time in all flights conducted
by the flight crew member will, as a result, exceed
  (a) 1,200 hours in any 365 consecutive days;

  (b) 300 hours in any 90 consecutive days;

  (c) 120 hours in any 30 consecutive days, 210 hours
in any 42 consecutive days or; in the case of a flight 
crew member on call, 100 hours in any 30 consecutive days;

  (d) where the flight is conducted under Subpart 4
or 5 using an aircraft other than a helicopter, 40 hours
in any 7 consecutive days;

  (e) where the flight is conducted under Subpart 2 or 3,
or is conducted using a helicopter, 60 hours in any 7 consecutive
days; or

  (f) where the flight crew member conducts single-pilot
IFR flights, 8 hours in any 24 consecutive hours.

FLTDUTY uses these flight time limits if the higher limits allowed by the Standards are not available because of previous history.  The limits are applied automatically as appropriate whichever is the least restrictive.

(2) An air operator may assign a flight crew member for flight
time, and a flight crew member may accept such an assignment,
where the flight crew member's flight time will, as a result,
exceed the flight time referred to in subsection (1) if
  (a) the increase in flight time is authorized in the air
operator's air operator certificate; and

  (b) the air operator and the flight crew member comply
with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

FLTDUTY automatically applies the Standards as if Ops Spec 092 is in place.  If this is not the case for a particular operation, then the limits predicted by FLTDUTY will be less restrictive than those actually allowed.  You can check to select "No Ops Spec" on the main screen and have these alternate limits calculated and displayed.

(3) Subject to section 700.17, a flight crew member who reaches
a flight time limitation established by this section is deemed
to be fatigued and shall not continue on flight duty or be reassigned
to flight duty until such time as the flight crew member has had
the rest period required by section 700.16 or 700.19.

If a flight time limitation has been reached, FLTDUTY will display a warning that time must be taken free from flight duty, prior to further flight duty.  FLTDUTY will offer the option to zero the appropriate flight time totals when a 5 consecutive day rest period is scheduled.  All later calculations will be based on the revised totals.

Flight Duty Time Limitations and Rest Periods

700.16 (1) Subject to subsections (5) and (7),
no air operator shall assign a flight crew member for flight duty
time, and no flight crew member shall accept such an assignment,
if the flight crew member's flight duty time will, as a result,
exceed 14 consecutive hours in any 24 consecutive hours.
Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 4 or 5 using
an aircraft other than a helicopter, flight duty time shall include
15 minutes for post-flight duties.

FLTDUTY uses this limit when the higher limit allowed in the Standards is not available. The user must allow for any post-flight duties in the  "Released from Flight Duty" time entered.

(2) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 4 or 5 using
an aircraft other than a helicopter or a DeHavilland DHC-6 aircraft
pursuant to the Commercial Air Service Standards, a flight
crew member shall receive at least 24 consecutive hours free
from flight duty following 3 consecutive flight duty time assignments
that exceed 12 consecutive hours unless the flight crew member
has received at least 24 consecutive hours free from flight duty
between each flight duty time assignment.

FLTDUTY will monitor this requirement for airline and commuter operations.

(3) Following a flight duty time assignment, an air operator shall
provide a flight crew member with the minimum rest period and
any additional rest period required by this Part.

FLTDUTY will indicate when a required rest period is insufficient following any flight duty assignment.  The program will check the required rest after extensions to the flight duty time due to unforeseen circumstances, split duty assignments, early recall from Reserve status, aerial application operations or increased flight times and apply the appropriate limits.

(4) A flight crew member shall use a rest period provided pursuant
to subsection (3) and section 700.19 to obtain the necessary
rest and shall be adequately rested prior to reporting for flight
duty.

(5) Where flight duty time includes a rest period, flight duty
time may be extended beyond the maximum flight duty time referred
to in subsection (1) by one-half the length of the rest period
referred to in paragraph (b), to a maximum of 3 hours,
if

  (a) the air operator provides the flight crew member
with advance notice of the extension of flight duty time;

  (b) the air operator provides the flight crew member with
a rest period of at least 4 consecutive hours in suitable accommodation;
and

  (c) the flight crew member's rest is not interrupted by
the air operator during the rest period.

(6) The minimum rest period following flight duty time referred
to in subsection (5) and prior to the next flight duty time
shall be increased by an amount at least equal to the extension
to the flight duty time.

FLTDUTY allows extended flight duty time if a split duty assignment is entered and applies the new limits to required rest as appropriate.

(7) An air operator may assign a flight crew member for flight
duty time, and a flight crew member may accept such an assignment,
where the flight crew member's flight duty time will, as a result,
exceed the flight duty time referred to in subsection (1)
if

  (a) the increase in flight duty time is authorized in the
air operator certificate; and

  (b) the air operator and the flight crew member comply
with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

FLTDUTY automatically applies the Standards as if Ops Spec 093 is in place.  If this is not the case for a particular operation, then the limits predicted by FLTDUTY will be less restrictive than those actually allowed.  You can check to select "No Ops Spec" on the main screen and have these alternate limits calculated and displayed.

Unforeseen Operational Circumstances

700.17  The maximum flight time referred to in paragraphs 700.15(1)(a) to (e) and 
the maximum flight duty time referred to in subsection 700.16(1) may be 
exceeded if 
(amended 1999/06/01)

  (a) the flight is extended as a result of unforeseen operational 
circumstances;

  (b) the pilot-in-command, after consultation with the other flight crew 
members, considers it safe to exceed the maximum flight time and flight 
duty time; and 
(amended 1999/06/01)
 
  (c) the air operator and the pilot-in-command comply with the Commercial 
Air Service Standards.

FLTDUTY allows for extensions to limits because of unforeseen circumstances when noted as such.

Delayed Reporting Time

700.18 Where a flight crew member is notified of a delay
in reporting time before leaving a rest facility and the delay
is in excess of 3 hours, the flight crew member's flight duty
time is considered to have started 3 hours after the original
reporting time.

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor this requirement.  The user must enter the appropriate "Report for Flight Duty" time under these circumstances.

Requirements for Time Free from Duty

700.19 (1) Subject to subsection (2), an air
operator shall provide each flight crew member with the following
time free from duty:

  (a) where the operation is conducted under Subpart 4 or
5 using an aircraft other than a helicopter, one period of at
least 36 consecutive hours within each 7 consecutive days
or one period of at least 3 consecutive calendar days or one 
period of at least 80 consecutive hours (Mar 1998) within each
17 consecutive days;

FLTDUTY will apply these limits for this type of operation if noted at entry time.  FLTDUTY will also apply additional restrictions commonly enforced by Transport Canada inspectors.  See CBAAC 0170R 2004.05.12 based on the guidelines http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/commerce/manuals/guidance700/menu.htm   See Guidance Material R740.19.

  (b) where the operation is conducted under Subpart 2 or 3
or is conducted using a helicopter, one period of at least 24 consecutive
hours 13 times within each 90 consecutive days and 3
times within each 30 consecutive days; and

FLTDUTY accounts for days off, monitors this requirement and warns of approaching mandatory days off with a countdown. 

  (c) where the flight crew member is a flight crew member
on call, one period of at least 36 consecutive hours within each
7 consecutive days or one period of at least 3 consecutive calendar
days or one period of at least 80 consecutive hours (Mar 1998) within 
each 17 consecutive days.

If the user indicates at entry time that the flight duty period was "On Call" as defined under the regulations, FLTDUTY applies these limits with the option of either method to satisfy the requirement available until only the most restrictive remains.

(2) An air operator may provide a flight crew member with time
free from duty other than as required by paragraphs (1)(a)
and (b) if

  (a) the time free from duty is authorized in the air operator
certificate; and

  (b) the air operator and the flight crew member comply
with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

FLTDUTY automatically applies the Standards as if Ops Spec 094 is in place.  If this is not the case for a particular operation, then the limits predicted by FLTDUTY will be less restrictive than those actually allowed.  You can check to select "No Ops Spec" on the main screen and have these alternate limits calculated and displayed.

(3) An air operator shall notify a flight crew member on call
of the commencement and duration of the flight crew member's time
free from duty.

(4) An air operator may provide a flight crew member with time free from 
duty other than that required by paragraph (1)(a) if the operator complies 
with the Commercial Air Service Standards.
(proposed amendment 01/01/01)

FLTDUTY automatically applies these Standards.  These proposed amendments have been coded into FLTDUTY calculations as of Jan 1/01 in expectation that the proposal will be soon implemented.

 
Flight Crew Positioning

700.20 Where a flight crew member is required by an air
operator to travel for the purpose of positioning after the completion
of flight duty time, the air operator shall provide the flight
crew member with an additional rest period at least equal to one-half
the time spent traveling that is in excess of the flight crew
member's maximum flight duty time.

FLTDUTY does not monitor nor account for travel extending flight duty time. 

Flight Crew Members on Reserve

700.21  (1) An air operator shall provide flight crew members on reserve, within 
each 24-hour period, with a rest period that meets the requirements of the 
Commercial Air Service Standards.
(amended 1999/06/01)

(2) Every air operator shall outline in its company operations
manual a method for ensuring compliance with this section and
the Commercial Air Service Standards.

FLTDUTY will apply the limits imposed when an early recall from reserve status is noted.  Otherwise, FLTDUTY records On Reserve schedule, does not add it to flight duty time and also does not treat it as rest.

Long-range Flights

700.22 (1) A flight or series of flights that terminates
more than 4 one-hour time zones from the point of departure,
other than flights conducted entirely within Northern Domestic
Airspace, shall be limited to 3 sectors and shall be followed
by a rest period that is at least equal to the length of the preceding
flight duty time.

(2) Where a flight referred to in subsection (1) is a transoceanic
flight, the maximum number of sectors that may be completed after
the transoceanic sector is one, excluding one unscheduled technical
stop.

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor transoceanic flights.

 
Controlled Rest on the Flight Deck

700.23 An air operator may institute a program of controlled
rest on the flight deck if

  (a) the program is authorized in its air operator certificate;
and

  (b) the air operator and the flight crew members comply
with the Commercial Air Service Standards.'

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor rest on the flight deck.

 

STANDARDS for Flight Time and Flight Duty Time Limitations and Rest Periods

Division II

Flight Time Limitations

720.15 The standards for increasing the flight time limitations for flight crew members are:

(1) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 2 or 3 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations or with a deHavilland DHC-6 aircraft not conducting a scheduled passenger service or with a helicopter not conducting a scheduled passenger service or heli-logging, for any 6 non-overlapping periods of 30 consecutive days within a 365 consecutive day period, the maximum flight time in any aircraft shall not exceed:
(amended 23/03/98)

  (a) where the flight crew member conducts single-pilot IFR operations, 8 hours in any 24 consecutive hours;

  (b) 60 hours in any 7 consecutive days;

  (c) 150 hours in any 30 consecutive days;

  (d) 210 hours in any 42 consecutive days; 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (e) 450 hours in any 90 consecutive days; 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (f) 900 hours in any 180 consecutive days; 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (g) the accumulated 30-consecutive day, 42-consecutive day and 90 consecutive day flight times may be reset to zero if the flight crew member is provided with at least 5 consecutive days free from all duty; and
(amended 23/03/98)

  (h) 1200 hours in any 365 consecutive days. 
(amended 23/03/98)

FLTDUTY uses these limits as the least restrictive when available (6 non-overlapping 30 day periods each 365 days).

(2) For heli-logging operations, the maximum
flight time in all flying shall not exceed:

  (a) 120 hours in any 30 consecutive days for
single-pilot helicopters;

  (b) 150 hours in any 30 consecutive days for
helicopters operated by two pilots; and

  (c) 1,200 hours in any 365 consecutive days.

FLTDUTY applies these limits if noted at entry time. 

 
Flight Duty Time Limitations and Rest Periods

720.16 The standards for increasing the flight duty time limits for flight crew members are:

(1) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 2 or 3 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations or with a deHavilland DHC-6 aircraft not conducting a scheduled passenger service, or with a helicopter not conducting a scheduled passenger service or heli-logging, for the 6 non-overlapping periods of 30 consecutive days referred to in subsection 720.15(1), the maximum flight duty time may be extended to 15 consecutive hours if:
(amended 23/03/98)

  (a) the minimum rest period is increased by 1 hour; or

  (b) the maximum flight time does not exceed 8 hours in any 24 consecutive hours.

FLTDUTY applies this limit when available and monitors for the appropriate rest.

(2) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 4 or 5 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations using an aircraft other than a helicopter, and the flight crew is augmented by the addition of at least one fully qualified flight crew member, flight duty time may be extended to 15 consecutive hours if:
(amended 23/03/98)

  (a) the additional flight crew member occupies a flight deck observer seat during take-offs and landings unless the observer seat is required by an air carrier inspector, in which case, a passenger seat must be available for the flight crew member; and
(amended 23/03/98)

  (b) the subsequent minimum rest period is increased by at least 2 hours. 
(amended 23/03/98)

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor the requirements for augmented crew on the flight deck .

3. Where a flight crew is augmented by the
addition of at least one flight crew member, the division of duty
and rest is balanced between the flight crew members and a flight
relief facility is provided, flight duty time may be extended
if:

  (a) where a flight relief facility - seat
is provided, the flight duty time may be extended to 17 consecutive
hours, in which case the maximum flight deck duty time for any
flight crew member shall be 12 hours;

  (b) where a flight relief facility - bunk
is provided, the flight duty time may be extended to 20 consecutive
hours, in which case the maximum flight deck duty time for any
flight crew member shall be 14 hours;

  (c) the subsequent minimum rest period shall
be at least equal to the length of the preceding flight duty time;
and

  (d) a maximum of 3 sectors may be completed.

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor this requirement.

 
4. Where a flight crew is augmented by the
addition of at least one flight crew member in accordance with
subsections (2) or (3), the total flight time accumulated during
the flight(s) shall be logged by all flight crew members for the
purposes of calculating the maximum flight times in section 700.15.

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor this requirement.

(5) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 2 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations in aerial application operations, the maximum flight duty time may be extended for a split flight duty assignment provided that:

  (a) the total flight duty time shall not exceed 14 hours in 24 consecutive hours; 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (b) rest periods that allow a total of at least 9 hours opportunity to sleep in 24 consecutive hours shall be taken in suitable accommodation;
(amended 23/03/98)

  (c) one of these rest periods shall allow at least 5 consecutive hours opportunity to sleep between 20:00 and 06:00 local time; and 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (d) the flight crew member shall receive at least 5 periods of 24 consecutive hours free from duty within each 30 consecutive days. 
(amended 23/03/98)

In aerial application operations FLTDUTY will determine whether a split duty assignment is in effect, indicate by a warning label that it is and apply these requirements for the assignment and later time free from duty requirements.

(6) For operators providing medical evacuation services, the maximum 
flight duty time may be extended to 17 consecutive hours, or a maximum 
of 5 hours of flight duty may be assigned during a rest period if:
(proposed amendment 01/01/01)

  (a) the extension or flight duty is required to save human life;

  (b) the pilot-in-command, after consultation with the other flight crew 
members, considers it safe to extend the flight duty time or to accept 
the flight duty assignment;

  (c) flight and duty time is not extended beyond the minimum required 
to transport the patient(s) to the first location where appropriate medical 
treatment can be rendered;

  (d) the air operator notifies the Minister as soon as practicable; and

  (e) upon disembarkation of the patient(s), a rest period is provided 
as follows:

       (i) for an extension to flight duty time, the minimum rest period 
       increased by an amount at least equal to the extension in flight duty 
       time; or

       (ii) for a flight duty assignment during a rest period, a 24 hour 
       rest period.

FLTDUTY allows emergency medevac flights during required rest or during extended flight duty times if the user declares the flight necessary to save human life.  Requirements for extended rest are applied following the duty period.

Unforeseen Operational Circumstances

720.17 The standards for compliance with this section are:

(1) Flight duty time and flight time limitations may be extended by up to 3 consecutive hours provided that: 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (a) where flight duty time is extended, the subsequent minimum rest period shall be increased by an amount at least equal to the extension to the flight duty time;
(amended 23/03/98)

  (b) the pilot-in-command shall notify the air operator, in accordance with procedures outlined in the company operations manual, of the length of and the reason for the extension;

  (c) the air operator shall retain the notifications until the completion of the next Department of Transport audit; and

  (d) the air operator shall notify the Minister as soon as practicable.

(2) Flights shall be planned to be completed within the maximum flight time and maximum flight duty time taking into account the time necessary for pre-flight and post-flight duties, the flight or series of flights, forecast weather, turn-around times and the nature of the operation.

FLTDUTY will apply the higher limits allowed by this section when unforeseen circumstances are noted with the entry and remind the user to file a report for Transport Canada.

Requirements for Time Free from Duty

720.19 The standard for providing a number of rest periods other than as required by subsection 700.19(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations is:

(1) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 2 or 3 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, or with a deHavilland DHC-6 aircraft not conducting a scheduled passenger service or with a helicopter not conducting a scheduled passenger service, or heli-logging, the 24 consecutive hours 3 times within each 30 consecutive days may be replaced by:
(amended 23/03/98)

  (a) following at least 5 consecutive periods of 24 consecutive hours free from duty, a flight crew member may be assigned duty for up to 42 consecutive days; and
(amended 23/03/98)

  (b) the flight crew member shall receive at least 5 consecutive periods of  24 consecutive hours free from duty following any assignment that exceeds 27 consecutive days.
(amended 01/09/99)

FLTDUTY will monitor conditions for this option and when available will offer it as a method for extending the requirement for a mandatory day off.  If the option is available and a violation is scheduled under the 700.19 requirements, FLTDUTY will offer the option for the user to commit to the 42 day extension and 5 consecutive day break requirement to avoid the violation or accept a violation rather than accept the increased rest requirements associated with using this option.

(2) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 4 or 5 of Part VII of the 
Canadian Aviation Regulations:
(proposed amendment 01/01/01)
  
  (a) Where the flight is conducted during deployed operations and the flight 
crew members are operating from the deployed location on a continual basis 
for at least 10 consecutive days, the period of at least 3 consecutive calendar 
days within each 17 consecutive days may be replaced by one period of at least 
4 consecutive calendar days within each 19 days.

FLTDUTY allows the user to designate operations as remotely deployed and then applies these alternative requirements for time free from duty.  The user must determine whether the particular operation qualifies for the special designation.

(3) Any period of 24 consecutive hours may be designated as one of the required 
24 hour periods of time free from duty if:
(proposed amendment 01/01/01)

  (a) no flight or other duties were assigned;

  (b) the flight crew member is not required to be available for flight duty on 
notice of less than one hour; and

  (c) the flight crew member is not required to wait at a specified location 
during the period.
 
Flight Crew Members on Reserve

720. 21 The standards for compliance with
this section are

1. An air operator shall provide each flight
crew member with an opportunity to obtain at least 8 consecutive
hours sleep in any 24 consecutive hours while on reserve by one
of the following methods:

  (a) the air operator shall provide the flight
crew member with 24 hours notice of the time of commencement
and duration of the rest period. The designated rest period cannot
shift more than 3 hours earlier or later than the preceding rest
period, nor more than a total of 8 hours in any 7 consecutive
days;

  (b) the flight crew member shall be given a minimum of 10 hours
notice of the assignment and shall not be assigned any duty for
these 10 hours; or

  (c) the air operator shall not assign the
flight crew member to flight duty time and shall not interrupt
the flight crew member's rest period between 22:00 and 06:00 local
time.

 
2. Where an air operator is unable to provide
a flight crew member with a rest period required by subsection
(1) and the flight crew member is notified to report for flight
duty or the reporting time occurs between 22:00 and 06:00 local
time:

  (a) the maximum flight duty time shall be
10 consecutive hours; and

  (b) the subsequent minimum rest period shall
be increased by at least one-half the length of the preceding
flight duty time.

FLTDUTY will check for required rest (except for shifts in schedule) while on reserve and will apply the limits imposed by an early recall from reserve status if that has been included as information with the entry.

Controlled Rest on the Flight Deck

720.23 The standards for compliance with this section require that the air operator's program is outlined in the company operations manual and contains the following elements:

(1) Training

Every flight crew member who participates in the controlled rest on the flight deck program shall have received training in the program as well as training in the general principles of fatigue and fatigue countermeasures.

(2) Pre-flight Activities

  (a) The pilot-in-command shall determine if operational considerations allow or preclude the use of controlled rest on the flight deck based on guidelines developed by the air operator;

  (b) the flight crew members' rest periods will be planned at a pre-flight briefing to enable them to anticipate and maximize the sleep opportunity and to manage their alertness. If required, this briefing can occur in flight; and
  (c) the briefing shall include: 
     (i) the choice of rest sequence; 
     (ii) planned and unplanned wake-up criteria; 
     (iii) transfer of control procedures; and 
     (iv) co-ordination with the flight attendants.

(3) Pre-rest Period

Pre-rest period activities should take approximately 5 minutes and shall include: 

  (a) the transfer of duties; 

  (b) an operational briefing; 

  (c) completion of physiological needs; 

  (d) co-ordination with the flight attendants; and 

  (e) time for the flight crew member preparing to rest to become comfortable in the flight deck seat. 
(amended 23/03/98)

 
(4) Rest Period

  (a) Only one flight crew member at a time shall rest and the other flight crew member(s) shall remain alert. An alertness monitor may be considered as a back-up system;
(amended 23/03/98)

  (b) The resting flight crew member's duties shall be completed by the non-resting flight crew member(s); 
(amended 23/03/98)

  (c) All flight crew members shall remain on the flight deck throughout the rest period;

  (d) Each rest period shall be limited to a maximum of 45 minutes to avoid sleep inertia when the flight crew member is awakened;

  (e) Rest periods shall occur only during the cruise phase of the flight and shall be completed at least 30 minutes before planned top of descent, workload permitting; and

  (f) If required, more than one sleep opportunity may be taken by the flight crew members.

(5) Post-rest Period

  (a) Unless required due to an abnormal or emergency situation, at least 15 minutes without any flight duties should be provided to the awakened flight crew member to allow sufficient time to become fully awake before resuming normal duties; and

  (b) an operational briefing shall be given to the awakened flight crew member

FLTDUTY does not account for nor monitor rest on the flight deck operations.
 

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