Crew Pairing And Rostering Aviation

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The award scheme below is loosely based on CASA regulations as regulations for the Asia and Thailand region could not be located. This award scheme takes into account Federal regulations and union negotiated contracts.

A pilot may not fly and cannot be rostered when the pilot has exceeded:

38 working hours per any 7 consecutive days

100 working hours in any 28 consecutive days

900 working hours in any 364 consecutive days

11 working hours on a roster

8 hours flight time on a roster

Be signed on more than once in a working day

An employee (excluding pilot) may not serve work and cannot be rostered when they have exceeded:

59 working hours per any 7 consecutive days

155 working hours in any 28 consecutive days

1,400 working hours in any 364 consecutive days

11 working hours on a roster

Periods free of duty:

Pilot is allowed at least one weekend off in each calendar month

Normally the pilot is rostered for 5 days on consecutive duty and 2 days free of duty. By mutual agreement deferral of one free of duty day can be arranged with the free of duty day taken within 30 days. Separation of free of duty days can be undertaken with mutual consent.

If pilot is away from home base then deferral of free of duty days can be taken, however to be effective immediately upon return to home base.

A pilot cannot be rostered after 2200 the day before free of duty is issued. If a pilot has worked after this time due to delays the pay rate will double.

Similarly a pilot cannot be rostered before 0600 the day after free of duty has been issued.

A pilot will have a rest time after being on duty of 9 consecutive hours embracing 2200 to 0600 local time OR 10 consecutive hours.

If duty time has exceeded 11 hours due to delays the pilot will receive a rest period of 9 consecutive hours between 2200-0600 plus an hour for each 15 minutes over 11 hours OR 10 consecutive hours plus an hour for each 15 minutes over 11 hours.

If duty time has exceeded 12 hours due to delays then the pilot shall receive a 24 hour rest period.

Rostering:

A pilots rosters must be compiled before 7 days of the roster period and cover a minimum 14 day period.

Break:

A pilot will be allowed a 30 minute break within 5 working hours.

Leave:

An employee is entitled to 42 days of annual leave which may be split over two sections within a calendar year.

Work related injury or illness will have a maximum of 52 weeks absence from work fully paid if proof is found that firm is at fault.

Sickness or injury occurring outside of work will have a paid leave of a maximum 10 days within a calendar year.

Pay Rates

1:50 cabin crew ratio for 36-216 seats

1:36

Over 216 seats, 1 cabin crew member per each exit

B787-9 8 exits

Resource Planning

Flight Crew Normal 28 Day Roster

18 days flying

1 day training

1 day reserve

8 days duty free

Cabin Crew Normal 28 Day Roster

19 days flying

1 day training

8 days duty free

Flight Crew

There are 13 roster periods within a year (28 days)

Non working days are 42(annual leave) + 10(sick leave) = 52 days per annum

Therefore approximately 1.86 off duty periods per annum

900 working hours per annum max ÷ 11.14 working periods per annum = 80.77 working hours per period ----------80/10/13

80.77 working hours per period ÷ 19 flying days per period = 4.25 hours per day

Therefore we must utilise our aircrew an average of 4.25 hours per each flying day to achieve maximum utilisation of 900 working hours within 364 consecutive days, the regulation limit.

Cabin Crew

There are 13 roster periods within a year (28 days)

Non working days are 42(annual leave) + 10(sick leave) = 52 days per annum

Therefore approximately 1.86 off duty periods per annum

1,400 working hours per annum max ÷ 11.14 working periods per annum = 125.67 working hours per period

125.67 working hours per period ÷ 20 flying days per period = 6.28 hours per day

Hence to gain maximum utilisation out of our cabin crew respective to the 1,400 hours working limit per 364 consecutive days, the cabin crew would need to work approximately 6.28 hours per day.

Pattern Planning

Objective:

Minimise the number of crew that have to work each day hence flying the current crew as many block hours as possible. This allows for high utilisation of crew leading to a decrease in the amount of crew needed.

Crew staying over at DXB instead of BOM in case of delays BKK-DXB-BOM crew would go overtime. Duty time of BKK-DXB-BOM = 10:38 flight time = 7:53.

Aurora Air has decided on changing the aircraft schedule to try and implement a very high utilisation of flight crew, however this ended up not working due to the constraints of maximum flight hours allowed at any one time.

Pattern 01 (Base: BKK)

Day 1

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