Article 12.HOURS OF SERVICE

A.††† General

1.†††† This Agreement contemplates that Pilots devote their entire professional flying service to the Company, except that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prevent a Pilot from affiliating with the military service of the United States.

2.†††† The Company may assign or award on-duty time, flight time, or reserve time to a Pilot, and a Pilot shall accept such assignments, provided that the assignments do not violate the duty time, flight time and rest requirements, or the scheduling provisions of this Agreement or the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARís).

3.†††† A Pilot shall not be scheduled to exceed five (5) landings, as part of an operating crew, in any duty period.

4.†††† A Pilot shall not be scheduled to be away from his base for more than one hundred and sixty-eight (168) consecutive hours. However, after a scheduled trip is awarded or assigned, a Pilot may voluntarily agree to extend his time away from base.

5.†††† The Company and the Pilot Scheduling Committee will meet quarterly for the purpose of reviewing schedules for compliance with this Agreement.

B.††† Domestic Provisions

1.†††† Domestic provisions apply to activities conducted entirely within the contiguous forty-eight (48) states, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

2.†††† Domestic Block Hour Limitations (Scheduled):
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a.†††† A Pilot shall not be scheduled as a required Pilot in excess of eight (8) block hours during a single duty period or during any consecutive twenty-four (24) hour period, except as provided in Article 12. Paragraph B.2.b (below).

b.†††† A Pilot may be scheduled as a required Pilot to exceed eight (8) block hours during any twenty-four (24) consecutive hours.Prior to exceeding eight (8) ABH in that period; however, he shall have received an intervening legal rest period.


 

3.†††† Domestic Block Hour Limitations (Operational)

a.†††† A Pilot originally scheduled to operate for eight (8) block hours, or less, since the completion of his last legal rest period, but who, due to headwinds, ATC delays, or other unavoidable circumstances (including an intermediate stop for these reasons) is projected to exceed eight (8) ABH without an intervening legal rest period, shall be permitted to continue to base or to his layover station, whichever is scheduled to occur first, at which point he shall receive a legal rest period.However, a Pilot shall not block-out from a location after having exceeded eight (8) hours of block time in a twenty-four (24) hour period without an intervening legal rest period.

b.†††† If a Pilot is originally scheduled to exceed eight (8) block hours in twenty-four (24) consecutive hours, as provided in Paragraph B.2.b. (above), but due to headwinds, ATC delays, Customer delays or Acts of God (including any intermediate stops for these reasons), cannot receive the minimum required legal rest period, the following shall apply:

i.††††† He may be rescheduled for a legal rest period; or

ii.†††† His schedule may be revised to not exceed eight (8) block hours in twenty-four (24) consecutive hours; or

iii.††† He may be replaced.

c.†† If a Pilot departs his base on a flight and makes an unscheduled return to that base without an intervening stop, and he is then projected to exceed eight (8) block hours in the same duty period, the Company may:

 

i.††††† Reschedule the Pilot so as not to exceed eight (8) block hours; or

ii.†††† Schedule the Pilot for a legal rest period to ensure future legality; or

iii.††† Remove the Pilot, and he shall be eligible for a trip substitution; or

iv.††† Remove the Pilot and compensate him pursuant to Article 3., Compensation.

4.†††† On-Duty Limitations Ė Domestic

a.†††† A Pilot will not be scheduled for an on-duty period, which exceeds thirteen and one half (13.5) hours.

b.†††† The on-duty period in Paragraph 4.a. above may be extended to fourteen and one half (14.5) hours when the extension is due to operational requirement(s) or fifteen (15) hours when the extension is due to weather-caused delay to the extended trip itself.

c.†††† A Pilot may be assigned to additional duty time (which extends beyond any duty period prescribed by paragraphs 4.a. and 4.b. above) for the purpose of deadhead transportation so long as the total duty period, including such additional duty time, does not exceed sixteen (16) hours and the additional duty time contains no flight time.

d.†††† If a trip transits a base within a single duty period, at least one hour and thirty (1:30) minutes shall be scheduled between block in and block out. This paragraph does not apply to a transit which does not involve a change of aircraft.

e.†††† For all duty involving flying or deadheading:

i.††††† The report time shall be one (1) hour prior to scheduled departure time.

ii.†††† The release time shall be thirty (30) minutes after actual block-in.

iii.††† Commencement of a duty period shall not be delayed if block-out is rescheduled after check-in or report time, whichever is later.

iv.††† When the first activity in a duty period is surface deadheading, that duty period shall begin at the scheduled or rescheduled time of pickup.

v.†††† When deadhead precedes flight duty in the same duty period, the following shall apply:

(a)†† If the deadhead is on a scheduled passenger air carrier at least one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

(b)†† If the deadhead is on Company aircraft, chartered aircraft, or surface deadhead, at least one (1) hour shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

vi.††† When deadhead follows flight duty in the same duty period, the following shall apply:

(a)†† If the deadhead is on a scheduled passenger air carrier at least one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out

(b)†† If the deadhead is on Company aircraft, chartered aircraft, or surface deadhead, at least one (1) hour shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

vii.†† When the last activity of a duty period is surface deadhead, that duty period shall terminate at the actual arrival time of the surface deadhead.

viii.†† If a Pilot cannot be scheduled for a return deadhead within four (4) hours after scheduled block in of his last revenue flight, he shall be given a legal rest period prior to his return deadhead. At the Pilotís option he may waive this requirement.

f.††††† Report time and release time for duty other than flying or deadhead shall be the scheduled time for the commencement of the duty and the actual time the duty ends, respectively.

g.†††† Standby

i.††††† Airport Standby

(a)†† An airport standby duty period commences at report time for the standby.

(b)†† An airport standby duty period in which the Pilot is not assigned a trip shall not exceed eight (8) hours at the Dayton Hub and six (6) hours at all other airports. For airports other than Dayton, suitable standby facilities (e.g. nearby hotel room, FBO, or EWW facility) will be provided. Standby facilities are not required for standby at the aircraft of three (3) hours or less.

 

(c)†† An airport standby Pilot may only be assigned a trip with a report time during the eight (8) and six (6) hour standby period in Paragraph 4.g.i.(b) (above).If a Pilot blocks out on that trip, his duty period shall be subject to limits as specified in Paragraph B.4.a - c. and shall include time on airport standby prior to report time.

(d)†† If an airport standby Pilot operates a flight sequence and returns to that airport within the same six (6) or eight (8) hour airport standby periods listed in Paragraph 4.g.i.(b) (above), he shall contact CRS within thirty (30) minutes following block-in.He may be held in airport standby status for the remainder of his original standby period, provided that the Pilot could perform another assignment in compliance with the FARís and the terms of this Agreement.

ii.†††† Hotel Standby

(a)†† A hotel standby period shall not exceed twelve (12) hours. A Pilot may only be assigned duty commencing during the twelve (12) hour standby period.

(b)†† If assigned a trip, a hotel standby Pilotís duty period shall begin at the report time for that trip.


(c)†† If assigned to airport standby duty, the Pilotís duty period shall begin at report time of the airport standby. If a Pilot is not assigned a trip, his airport standby shall terminate six (6) or eight (8) hours (as provided in Paragraph 4.g.i.(b) above) after beginning duty for that standby or at the end of the twelve (12) hour hotel standby period, whichever occurs first.

(d)†† Upon completion of a trip, a hotel standby Pilot shall contact CRS within thirty (30) minutes following block-in.

5.†††† Minimum Rest Periods between Duty Periods

A domestic rest period shall be scheduled for and a Pilot will receive not less than nine (9) hours from release from duty until the beginning time of the next duty.

C.††† International Provisions

1.†††† International provisions apply to flight activities of Pilots that originate from, have a destination of, or make an intermediate stop at a location outside the contiguous forty-eight (48) states, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.International provisions will be maintained for technical stops at locations within the contiguous forty-eight (48) states.

2.†††† International block hour limitations:

a.†††† Not more than twelve (12) SBH in any twenty-four (24) consecutive hours on a non-stop flight.†††††††

b.†††† Not more than eleven (11) SBH in any twenty-four (24) consecutive hours on a flight having one (1) intermediate landing.

c.†††† Not more than ten (10) SBH in any twenty-four (24) consecutive hours on a flight having two (2) or more intermediate landings.

3.†††† On-duty Limitations Ė International:

a.†††† A Pilot will not be scheduled for an on-duty period which exceeds fifteen (15) hours.

b.†††† The on-duty period in Paragraph 3.a. (above) may be extended to sixteen (16) hours, or seventeen (17) hours for charter flights, when the extension is due to operational requirement(s).


 

c.†††† A Pilot may be assigned to additional duty time, which extends beyond any duty period prescribed by Paragraphs 3.a. and 3.b. (above), for the purpose of deadhead transportation so long as the total duty period, including such additional duty time, does not exceed sixteen (16) hours and the additional duty time contains no flight time. For deadheading to or from Pacific Rim destinations the deadhead will not exceed eighteen (18) hours of duty.

d.†††† For all duty involving flying or deadheading:

i.††††† The report time shall be one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

ii.†††† The release time shall be thirty (30) minutes after actual block-in.

iii.††† Commencement of a duty period shall not be delayed if block-out is rescheduled after check-in or report time, whichever is later.

iv.††† When the first activity in a duty period is surface deadhead, that duty period shall begin at the scheduled or rescheduled time of pickup.

v.†††† When deadhead precedes flight duty in the same duty period, the following shall apply:

(a)†† If the deadhead is on a scheduled passenger air carrier, at least one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

(b)†† If the deadhead is on Company aircraft, chartered aircraft or surface deadhead at least one (1) hour shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

vi.††† When deadhead follows flight duty in the same duty period, the following shall apply:
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(a)†† If the deadhead is on a scheduled passenger air carrier, at least one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

(b)†† If the deadhead is on Company aircraft, chartered aircraft or surface deadhead, at least one (1) hour shall be scheduled between block-in and block-out.

vii.†† When the last activity of a duty period is surface deadhead, that duty period shall terminate at the actual arrival time of the surface deadhead.


viii.†† If a Pilot cannot be scheduled for a return deadhead within four (4) hours after scheduled block-in of his last revenue flight, he shall be given a legal rest period prior to his return deadhead. A Pilot may waive this requirement.

e.†††† Minimum Rest Periods between Duty Periods.

An international rest period shall be scheduled for and a Pilot will receive not less than twelve (12) hours from release from duty until the beginning time of the next duty, with the exception of Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean which shall be operated under the domestic provisions of this Agreement.

f.††††† International Duty Free Buffer

i.††††† A Pilot shall be relieved of all duty for at least twenty-four (24) consecutive hours prior to the start of an international trip sequence scheduled to exceed one hundred and twenty (120) hours TAFB. This buffer shall not apply to Reserve or Standby Pilots.

ii.†††† A Pilot shall be relieved of all duty for at least twenty-four (24) consecutive hours at the conclusion of an international trip with an actual time away from base in excess of one hundred and twenty (120) hours TAFB.

iii.††† A Pilot may waive the international buffer in f.i and f.ii, (above).

g.†††† If a Pilot is delayed in the completion of his assigned duties beyond the scheduled or rescheduled termination time of his duty period as a result of customs clearance, that duty period shall end at the completion of those duties, provided he notifies CRS of his actual termination time prior to entering legal rest.

D.††† Scheduled Days Off†††††††††††††††††

1.†††† A Pilot will be scheduled for at least twelve (12) calendar days off at base each bid period, except for Bid Period Thirteen (BP13). Once bids are awarded, a Pilot may voluntarily agree to work during scheduled days off.

2.†††† A Pilot will be scheduled for at least one (1) calendar day off in any seven (7) consecutive calendar days.

E.††† Maximum Scheduled Block Hours Per Bid Period.

Eighty (80) Block hours shall constitute the maximum a Pilot may be scheduled to fly in a bid period.


F.††† Notification and Contact

1.†††† Each Pilot is responsible for knowing his schedule as originally bid. The Company will notify each Pilot of any modifications to his schedule.

2.†††† Prior to contacting a Pilot who is off duty, the Company will consider such factors as time of day, nature of schedule modifications, and flying availability status of the Pilot.

3.†††† The Company will make an effort to contact a Pilot within one (1) hour prior to report time to inform him of delays.

 

4.†††† If departures are rescheduled, such information will be communicated to the Pilot as soon as practicable without interrupting minimum rest requirements.

5.†††† A Pilot shall notify Crew Scheduling if the Pilot will not be available at the crew hotel for contact and provide an alternate number.