Canadian Aviation Regulations
604.106 (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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