Flight Crew Regulations and Scheduling

Report
Ujaval Patel
 General Regulatory Requirements
 Flight Crew Regulations
 Flight Crew Scheduling
 Aviation Agencies
 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
 Joint Aviation Authority (JAA)
 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
 Part 119 – “Certification of air carriers and commercial
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operators”
Part 121 – “Operation requirements for domestic, flag, and
supplemental operations”
Part 135 – “Operation requirements for commuter and “ondemand” air taxi operation”
Part 91 – “General operation and flight rules”
Part 61 – “Certification of pilots, flight instructors, and
ground instructors”
Part 65 – “Certification of persons other than flight crew”
Part 67 – “Medical standards”
 Flight Crew
 Cabin Crew – “Customer Service” in the air
 Cockpit Crew – Fly the plane
 Seating capacity 19-50: 1 flight attendant
 Seating capacity 51-100: 2 flight attendants
 Seating capacity 101+: 2 flight attendants + 1 for every
50 seats (or fraction of 50)
Capacity
Flight Attendants
0-18
0
19-50
1
51-100
2
120
3
175
4
 Training:
 4-7 weeks including in flight training
 Annual training for each aircraft they are qualified on
 Crew Resource Management (CRM) to effectively use
resources available
 Responsible for:
 Safety
 Evacuations
 Emergencies (medical, flights, etc)
 Boarding
 Customer service (meals, entertainment, etc.)
 Generally 2 pilots: Captain on left and Co-pilot on
right
 More crew on older aircraft
 Longer flights have larger crews including relief pilots
 Captain is Pilot In Command (PIC) holds Airline
Transport Pilot rating (ATP) to be PIC
 Relief pilots have to hold ATP rating
 New Hire flight experience: 1500-5000 flight hours,
including 1000 hours in multiengine/jet
 At least some college education
 Initial training 4 – 6 weeks on ground and in
simulators
 Check rides
 Licensing by national authorities
 Commercial/transport certificationn
 Certified in specific (larger) aircraft
 CRM training
 Flight Physicals
 Recurrent training in simulators to maintain and test
proficiency
 Roster
 The schedule a flight crew works
 Consists of days on and days off
 Bidlines
 Used by some airlines
 Awarded based on seniority, flight requirements and
experience
 Each package targets crew base, equipment type, seat,
and division (LaGuardia – B767 – Captain –
International)
 65 – 85 hours over 10 – 18 days
 General Regulations
 Flight Crew Regulations
 Flight Crew Scheduling
 The Global Airline Industry – Section 8.2
 Peter Belobaba, Amedeo Odoni, Cynthia Barnhart

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