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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 604.106 from 2019-05-15 to 2022-09-11:

  •  (1) No private operator shall allow a flight crew member to take a controlled rest on the flight deck of an aircraft operated by the private operator unless

    • (a) the private operator has a controlled-rest-on-the-flight-deck program that includes the following elements:

      • (i) guidelines on the use of controlled rest, including the factors allowing or preventing its use,

      • (ii) the general principles relating to fatigue and fatigue countermeasures, and

      • (iii) the procedures to be followed by participating crew members before, during and after a controlled rest; and

    • (b) every participating crew member has received training relating to the elements of the controlled-rest-on-the-flight-deck program.

  • (2) The pilot-in-command of an aircraft operated by a private operator shall determine whether the flight conditions, the duration of the flight and the physiological condition of the crew members allow a controlled rest on the flight deck to be taken by a flight crew member.

  • (3) The pilot-in-command of an aircraft operated by a private operator shall give participating crew members a briefing that includes the following elements:

    • (a) the order in which the periods of controlled rest are to be taken by the flight crew members;

    • (b) the planned duration of each period of controlled rest;

    • (c) the circumstances under which a resting flight crew member is to be woken;

    • (d) the procedures for the transfer of flight controls and duties; and

    • (e) flight attendant duties in relation to a controlled rest.

  • (4) The flight crew members on board an aircraft operated by a private operator shall

    • (a) prior to each controlled rest on the flight deck,

      • (i) participate in an operational briefing,

      • (ii) carry out the transfer of duties, and

      • (iii) inform the flight attendants of the controlled rest; and

    • (b) remain on the flight deck during the controlled rest.

  • (5) The flight crew member who supervises a controlled rest on the flight deck of an aircraft operated by a private operator shall, during the controlled rest,

    • (a) perform the duties of the resting flight crew member;

    • (b) ensure that the controlled rest is taken only during the cruise portion of the flight and is completed at least 30 minutes before top of descent;

    • (c) ensure that the period of controlled rest is of no more than 45 minutes in duration;

    • (d) ensure that the resting flight crew member is awake for at least 15 minutes before the resumption of duties, except in abnormal or emergency conditions; and

    • (e) after the completion of the controlled rest, give an operational briefing to the flight crew member who has taken the controlled rest.

  • (6) For the purposes of this section, participating crew member means the resting flight crew member and the flight crew member who supervises the controlled rest on the flight deck.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2019-122, s. 16(F)
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