ARTICLE 11† TRAINING
shall be required of all Pilots as determined by the Company and shall be, at a
minimum, provided in accordance with FAA regulations.† This shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
a.†††† Required Checks
b.†††† Initial Training
c.†††† Upgrade Training
i.††††† Other Training
required by the Company or Regulations
2.†††† Airport and Route Qualification Training
shall be excluded from the provisions of†
3.†††† The provisions of Article 11. (except F.
Training Failures) apply to Pilots in their probationary period.
4.†††† The Company shall establish such training policies
as are necessary to insure compliance with this Agreement and to accomplish the
necessary training requirements of the Company.
5.†††† A Training Committee comprised of
representatives of the Company and Representatives of the Association shall be
established.† The Training Committee
shall meet quarterly unless the parties mutually agree otherwise.† It is the intent of the parties to this
Agreement that this Training Committee shall provide the Pilots with the
opportunity to consult with and make recommendations to the Company on training
policies, training programs, or changes thereto, prior to implementation by the
Company. The parties agree that the Training Committee shall be notified any
time an individual Pilot is having training difficulties or is scheduled for
other than a routine check. If requested by the Pilot, an EWA Pilot
representative of the Association may be present in the cockpit as an observer
on any check other than a routine check.
6.†††† A trainee may request and be granted one
(1) simulator or aircraft instructor change at a Pilotís request. Such request
must be expressed to the Director of Training verbally by the Pilot and then
confirmed as soon as possible in writing, stating the reason or reasons
therefor. Additionally, one change of a Line Check Airman performing supervised
operating experience shall be granted provided the trainee so requests. Such
request must be expressed to the Director of Training verbally by the Pilot and
then confirmed as soon as possible in writing, stating the reason or reasons
therefor. Probationary Pilots will be granted a change at the Companyís option.
7.†††† Training courses
will be conducted at locations and in equipment approved by the FAA and the
Company.† At a minimum the equipment
will be of a level and serviceability to provide a Pilot the ability to perform
the required training syllabus procedures and/or maneuvers. No Pilot will be
required to take a Proficiency Check in a simulator that is not functioning so
as to simulate the flight and operating characteristics of the represented
certification events there shall be no simultaneous training at any other Pilot
station (Captain, First Officer, PFE/Second Officer).
9.†††† A Pilot shall be
advised of any unsatisfactory report prepared during any phase of his training
program, and shall at his request be provided a copy of any such report.
10.†† No Pilot employed by the Company shall be
required to pay for transition,†
upgrade, recurrent, or special training or checking required by the Company.
11.†† If a standby or reserve Pilot is assigned to
a flight simulator period as a fill in Pilot and such assignment is in addition
to his regularly assigned semi-annual PT and PC periods, the Company will not
grade such Pilot during such assignment or require that he participate in the
oral portion of the examination. Fill in pilot assignments may be offered to
Regular Line Holders on their days off, but they will not be required to accept
12.†† A fully qualified crew complement of Captain,
First Officer, and PFE/Second Officer where required whose name appears on the
EWA Pilots System Seniority List shall be utilized in accordance with EWA
Standard Operating Procedures during flight simulator proficiency checks.
13.†† If a Pilotís performance on a proficiency
check in the flight simulator is considered unsatisfactory, the Company may
provide the opportunity to take a proficiency check, without prejudice in an
aircraft in which he is currently qualified.
14.†† No Pilot shall be
evaluated on a maneuver during a proficiency check that is not prescribed in
the Companyís proficiency check procedure as approved by the FAA.
15.†† Any voluntary training will not be evaluated
or recorded by the Company (this includes any synthetic training device logs).
16.†† Line checks will be performed as follows:
will be checked on their own trip unless with Pilot concurrence other
arrangements are made.
b.†††† All Article 12.,
and 25., limitations shall apply to this assignment.
17.†† Check Airman/Line
a.†††† All checking of Pilots on the EWA Seniority
List in an airplane (other than initial flight training conducted by factory,
manufacturer, or contract training in the event of the addition of a new type
aircraft) shall be performed by Pilots on such list.
b.†††† Check Airmen shall be selected from Pilots
on the EWA System Seniority List with a minimum of one (1) year line experience
with EWA. For the purposes of this paragraph, one (1) year line experience is
defined as six hundred sixty (660) hours of revenue flying with EWA.
c.†††† Specific exemptions to the requirements of Paragraph
17.a. and b. (above) may be mutually agreed upon by the Company and the
list instructors for Captain and First Officer training shall meet the
1.†††† ATP Certificate.
2.†††† Qualified in
accordance with FAA regulations to provide simulator instructions on the
aircraft on which they will instruct.
3.†††† Minimum of two
thousand (2000) hours experience as a Pilot.
b.†††† Non-Seniority list simulator instructors
for Flight Engineers shall meet the following requirements:
1.†††† Flight Engineer
Certificate with turbo-jet rating.
2.†††† Minimum of one
thousand (1000) hours experience as a Flight Engineer, Flight Engineer
Instructor or Pilot.
3.†††† Qualified in
accordance with FAA regulations to provide simulator instruction on the
aircraft on which they will be instructing.
list instructors shall not perform any flight duty as a Pilot.
d. Each active line Pilot serving as a simulator instructor will not be permitted to participate in base bids or bid lines of time during any bid period they are assigned duties as an instructor.
e.†††† Each active line Pilot serving as an
instructor shall fly revenue trips so as to remain current with Company
operational policies and procedures. Such line flying must be accomplished in a
category where there is a category position holder who is junior to the instructor.
Ferry, training, or maintenance flying will not count as flying for this
f.††††† Each active
line Pilot serving as a simulator instructor that returns to the line on a
permanent basis may return to any category for which a more junior Pilot has
been qualified and holds a bid award during the period of absence from the
category. The returning Pilot shall be subject to the provisions of Article 22.
appropriate to that bid award.
g.†††† When the Company
has a need to increase Instructor or Line Check Airman staffing, the Company
will post a job opening on the Bulletin Board in the Pilot Lounge area and
telephone voice mail indicating the number of positions, duties, proposed work
schedule, and closing date. Within thirty (30) days after the closing date, the
Chief Pilot and/or Director of Training, as appropriate, shall meet and confer
with the Training Committee to review the applicantís qualifications for
Instructor/Line Check Airman positions.
Training Assignments of Five (5) Days or More:
a.†††† When a Pilot
assigned to a line of flying is assigned by the Company to training, in
accordance with Paragraph C.4., below, he shall receive Minimum Guarantee.
b.†††† When a Pilot
assigned as a standby/reserve is assigned by the Company to training, in
accordance with Paragraph C.4., below, he shall receive Minimum Guarantee.
20.†† All management
Pilots below the Director level will maintain their currency and shall do so in
accordance with this Article. This paragraph shall not apply to management Pilots
who are unable to maintain medical qualification.
21.†† In the event a Pilot
is required by the FAA to demonstrate his proficiency the Pilot will be offered
two (2) simulator warm up sessions prior to such proficiency check.
22. The Company shall not permit line Pilots to maintain qualifications on more than one Company aircraft type.† No line Pilot will be required to fly with a dual aircraft qualified management Pilot.
B.††† TRAINING CURRICULUM
The Company will establish written curricula for all courses
of Pilot ground and flight training and home study courses. Pilot trainees
shall be provided with a course syllabus describing their scheduled training,
as well as a written summary of the grading or performance standards which they
will be expected to attain.† In certain
cases, training may be required before its formal inclusion in the Training
Manual.† In these instances interim
approval shall have been obtained from the FAA and the course syllabus
established, in consultation with the Training Committee prior to its
commencement.† Occasionally the Company
may provide and/or require training that is not required by, or is in excess
of, its FAA approved program. Advance notice of and the performance standards
for such training shall be made known prior to its commencement in consultation
with the Training Committee.
1.†††† Training shall be provided in accordance
with the policies and procedures established by the Company.† The purpose of training is to support
revenue flying. †Therefore, training
schedules may be adjusted to support the flight schedule.
2.†††† The scheduling of all ground, simulator and
flight training, with the exception of Initial Operating Experience (IOE) and
Line Checks, is the responsibility of the Training Department in coordination
with Crew Scheduling.† Provisions for
exceptional progress through flight training per FAR 121.401 (e) may be invoked
with mutual consent of the instructor and the trainee.
3.†††† The names of the
Pilots who will be assigned to training will be provided with each bid periodís
bid package.† A Pilot scheduled for a
PC/PT may designate one period of consecutive days off during which he desires
not to be assigned his PC/PT.† If such
designation is received by the Company within forty-eight (48) hours after the
schedule awards are posted for the affected bid period, the Pilot will not be
assigned his PC/PT on those days, unless granting his request would cause the
cancellation of a training allocation or cause him to lose his qualification.
4.†††† All Pilots shall
be notified as far in advance as possible, but in no case less than seven (7)
calendar days prior to being scheduled to receive transition or extended
training of five (5) days or more.†
Official notice of training assignments will be conveyed through the
Pilotís Company mailbox, voicemail or telephone.† This notification provision does not apply to line checks,
additional training, rechecks, or rescheduled training. If the requirements of
this paragraph have been met and if due to circumstances beyond the Companyís
control (i.e., aircraft/simulator malfunction and/or non-availability of any
equipment or personnel; or training failure) training must be rescheduled, a
Pilot will receive at least twenty-four (24) hours notice of the rescheduled training.
5. A Pilot may waive any or all of the time limits described in Paragraph 4. (above).
During formal classroom and crew training sessions (including
any synthetic training devices or aircraft), a Pilot shall not be on duty for
more than eight (8) hours exclusive of a one (1) hour lunch break in any one (1)
calendar day.† Formal classroom and crew
training sessions (excluding crew training sessions designed as briefings
immediately prior to simulator or cockpit procedure trainer periods) shall
begin no earlier than 0600 and terminate no later than 2400.† Consecutive training sessions will not be
scheduled less than twelve (12) hours apart.
7. ††† In no
circumstances shall a classroom training period be scheduled to exceed ten (10)
hours. Any of Paragraphs C.6 or C.7 may be waived in unusual circumstances with
the concurrence of the Director of Training, instructor and trainees involved.
8. ††† Simulator
training is usually conducted in four (4) hour sessions with a fifteen (15)
minute break mid-session.† Normally,
pre-briefings shall not exceed one (1) hour and post event critiques shall not
exceed thirty (30) minutes.† Whenever
possible, simulator training sessions shall not be scheduled less than twelve
(12) hours apart.
9.†††† Instructors will
not be scheduled for over four (4) hours of simulator training per day except
in unusual circumstances.
10.†† The minimum rest
period between any two (2) training duty assignments, or between any training
assignment and any line assignment, shall be eight (8) hours free of all duty. A
Pilot will not be assigned to training, or deadhead to or from training, on
D.††† INITIAL, TRANSITION, AND UPGRADE TRAINING
1.†††† The Progression of Initial, Transition, and
Upgrade Training is normally composed of five (5) phases:
a.†††† Ground School
Procedures Training (CPT)
c.†††† Flight Simulator
d.†††† Airplane (if
Operating Experience (IOE)
These five (5) phases constitute one training cycle.
2.†††† All training will be conducted in
accordance with the applicable Aircraft Operating Manual, Volume 1 and the FAA
approved Training Manual.
3.†††† An instructorís recommendation is not
required prior to the first phase check in a simulator training phase, if all
prescribed training hours and all additional training hours have been utilized
prior to such phase check.
4.†††† If a first phase check/qualification event
in a simulator training phase is unsuccessful, the recommendation of the
Director of Flight Training, or his designee, is required for the second check/qualification
event in that phase.
recommendation of the Director of Flight Training or his designee is required
prior to any phase check/qualification event in aircraft training or Initial Operating
Experience (IOE) regardless of whether additional training time has been
6.†††† A Pilot may
elect to withdraw from training at any time.†
If his withdrawal is not accomplished as provided in Paragraph 7
(below), this withdrawal shall constitute a training cycle failure and shall be
addressed as provided in Article 11.Paragraph G. (below).
7.†††† If a Pilot
withdraws from a training cycle with the written approval of the Director of
Flight Operations, or his designee, that Pilot will return to his current crew
position and shall incur no training freeze.†
The Pilotís withdrawal shall not constitute a training cycle failure.
8.†††† Due to the
possibility of a training cycle failure or withdrawal from training, a Pilotís
previous base bid and crew position will be held open until he successfully
completes his training cycle, or sixty (60) days, whichever is longer.
E.††† PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Performance standards shall be established by the Company
and set forth in its policies and procedures.†
All Pilots must successfully complete required training to the
established performance standards prior to being assigned flight duty. A
written examination will be administered to each Pilot at the completion of
classroom instruction during the ground training phase of Initial, Transition,
Upgrade and Re-qualification Training.†
A minimum score of eighty percent (80%) is required for continuation of
training. The oral examination will be graded as satisfactory (S) or
unsatisfactory (U).† Specific areas of
Flight and Simulator Training will be graded as either satisfactory (S) or
F.††† TRAINING FAILURES
Every effort will be made to train the Pilot to proficiency.
In cases where the Pilotís ability to successfully complete a training program
is in doubt, the decision to offer additional instruction or terminate training
(which will constitute a Training Failure) shall be made by the Director of
Training, after consultation with the instructor(s) involved, the Chief
Pilot/Chief Flight Engineer and the Training Committee. A Pilotís failure to
complete a training cycle will constitute a Training Failure and the following
1.†††† Transition and
a.†††† After a first Training Failure in an
aircraft type or crew position, a Pilot will return to his most recent aircraft
type or crew position and will be frozen in that aircraft type or crew position
for two (2) years from the date of his failure. The Pilot shall be re-qualified
(if necessary) and returned to his former domicile.
b.†††† After a second
Training Failure in an aircraft type or crew position, a Pilot will return to
his most recent aircraft type or crew position and will be frozen in that
aircraft type or crew position for two (2) years from the date of his
failure.† The Pilot shall be
re-qualified (if needed) and returned to his former domicile.
After a third Training
Failure for upgrading training, a Pilot will have no further opportunity for upgrade
training. After a third Training Failure for transition training, a Pilot will
have no further opportunity for transition training in the aircraft in which
the third failure occurred. However, if a Pilot that has had a third failure is
a successful bidder on a different type aircraft, he will be allowed to hold
that bid after the freeze in Paragraph F.1.b.
a.†††† First Failure: Following the first failure
of a Proficiency Check, in an aircraft type or crew position, a Pilot will be
given one(1) additional two-hour flight simulator training period and a
b.†††† Second Failure:
Upon failure to re-qualify on the second Proficiency Check in an aircraft type
or crew position, the Director of Training and the Chief Pilot/Chief Flight
Engineer, after consultation with the Training Committee, will determine what
action is to be taken by the Company.
3.†††† Line Check
a.†††† First Failure: Following a Pilotís first
Line Check failure in an aircraft type or crew position, the amount and type of
additional training will be determined after a discussion among the Pilot, the
Check Airman involved, the Director of Training and the Chief Pilot/Chief
b. ††† Second Failure:
Upon failure to re-qualify on the second Line Check in an aircraft type or crew
position, the Director of Training and the Chief Pilot/Chief Flight Engineer,
after consultation with the Training Committee, will determine what action is
to be taken by the Company.
4.†††† Ground Training
††††††† Home Study:
Failure to return the Home Study exam(s) by the scheduled
date, or achieve a score of eighty percent (80%), will result in the Training
Department contacting the Pilot in order to verify a new date by which the
Pilot must satisfactorily complete the Home Study exam.† This new date shall not be more than fifteen
(15) days from the original date.†
Failure to return the Home Study exam(s), or achieve a score of eighty
percent (80%), by the established date will result in the Pilotís removal from
line operations and pay status until a full three-day Recurrent Training
Program is satisfactorily completed.
5.†††† Ground Training
a.†††† A written examination if required must be
successfully completed prior to receiving an oral examination.† If a Pilot fails a required written
examination, he shall be re-trained and re-tested.† A Pilot who fails the second written examination in that cycle
shall remain in his current crew position and shall incur a training cycle
b.†††† If a Pilot fails
the first oral examination in a training cycle, he shall be re-trained and if
recommended by an instructor be re-tested.†
A Pilot who fails the second oral examination in that cycle shall remain
in his current crew position and shall incur a training cycle failure.
c.†††† If a Pilot is
not recommended by his instructor for his second oral examination another
instructor shall examine the Pilot and determine whether he should be
recommended for that examination.† If
the second instructor concurs with the first instructorís decision not to
recommend the Pilot for examination he shall remain in his current crew
position, and shall incur a training cycle failure.
6.†††† Training Cycle
A Pilot shall incur a training cycle failure if he:
a.†††† Fails a second
written examination in ground training; or
b.†††† Is not
recommended for a second oral examination in ground training; or
c.†††† Fails to satisfactorily complete a required
simulator aircraft or IOE training phase including the additional training
authorized by the Training Manual for that phase regardless of whether a phase
check/qualification event is administered; or
d.†††† Fails two (2) phase checks/qualification
events within the same simulator, aircraft, or IOE training phase; or
e.†††† Withdraws from
training phase without the approval of the Director of Flight Operations, or
G.††† CREW STATUS
1.†††† A Pilot who is subject to a crew status
freeze in accordance with Article 11. shall be released from that freeze if he
is involuntarily excessed or furloughed from the crew status in which he is
frozen or can no longer hold that crew status due to legal restrictions.
2.†††† Notwithstanding other provisions of Article
11., a Pilot may be assigned or awarded a crew status that he is otherwise
ďpermanently ineligibleĒ to hold if that crew status is the only crew status he
3.†††† Nothing herein
shall restrict deviation from the rules by mutual agreement between the Pilot
and the Company where such deviation will aid or benefit the Pilot in
completing any training requirement.
4.†††† All Pilots
assigned to equipment domiciles with International scheduled over water flying
shall, at their option, be over water and LRN/GPS qualified within six (6)
months of such assignment.
evaluations in a simulator or an aircraft will only be performed by Company
personnel that are qualified FAA designated Check Airmen.
When training is conducted at a location other than a
Pilotís base, transportation will be provided by the Company from the base to
the training site and return to base, or to the scheduled departure point if
returning to line flying.† Travel to and
from training will be conducted in accordance with Article 8. Deadheading.
Pilots shall wear appropriate attire or their uniforms when traveling on
Company business on an industry travel pass.
Pilots will be provided lodging when attending training. Pilots will be eligible for Per Diem while attending training at a location other than their base. Per Diem will begin upon a Pilotís initiation of travel to training and terminate upon completion of travel following training.† Per Diem accrual for recurrent training starts at class time if training is conducted at a Pilotís base. Hotels utilized for training will have laundry facilities.