ORO.FTL.200 Home Base

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Flight Time Specification Schemes

ORO.FTL.205

Flight Duty Period (FDP)

An operator shall assign a home base to each crew member.

CS FTL.1.200 Home Base

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    1. Mila,
      Under ORO.FTL.200 Home Base
      The Airline is free to change the home base at any time as long as the conditions under CS FTL.1.200(b) are met:
      In the case of a change of home base, the first recurrent extended recovery rest period prior to starting duty at the new home base is increased to 72 hours, including 3 local nights. Travelling time between the former home base and the new home base is positioning.

      as well as the conditions under GM1 CS FTL.1.200:
      GM1 CS FTL.1.200 Home Base
      TRAVELLING TIME
      Crew members should consider making arrangements for temporary accommodation closer to their home base if the travelling time from their residence to their home base usually exceeds 90 minutes.

      The need for approval by the crew member is more of an internal and or contractual aggreement/procedure.
      You may want to refer to your Operations Manual (OM) to see if any internal procedures have been documented.

      May I also recommend that you also consult your airline with specific questions when discussing compliance to the EASA FTL,
      I would assume that they would be more than helpful in response to you queries.

      Garret

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    1. Cyril,
      In cases where a single metropolitan area is served by more than one airport, eg LHR and LGW for London, CDG and ORY for Paris.
      It is possible that the local NAA will approve such co-bases as long as the travel time between the two airports is less than 90 minutes.

      If cases where the two bases involve different cities eg Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm, then the 80%/20% rule becomes more complex.

      In such situations for the change in home base must follow the guidance as specified in:
      ORO.FTL.200 / CS FTL.1.200 require that a CM must first be given an extended rest period of 72 hours including 3 local nights rest. The time to travel between the two bases is considered positioning.

      /Garret

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  1. Hello,

    Is it allowed to change base before positioning to new base? As example – I am on 4 off days in TXL and during these off days my base is changed to LGW? Soon after OFF days I am positioned to LGW – which is new base.

    Thanks

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  2. Hello. My company wants to give me a flight on duty to Havana. I should stay 7 or 20 days in Cuba stand by and then coming back on duty to my homebase.
    I wonder wether is possible to be assigned to a New home base for a limited time. Can I stay in Cuba stand by waiting far some internal fights?
    Is that possibile? Can I operate a stand by in another country different for my house or my airport ?
    That should mean that all my rest days have to be done in another country in an hotel which is not my house ?
    Thank you

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    1. Thank you for the answer.
      What is the reason, why we have to live within 90 minutes from base airport?
      Can it be fatigue related or standby?

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    1. I believe it is normally a specific “Airport”, however I have heard of exemptions that permit an entire country.
      As long as the crew member, will be able to commute to the any of the airports in the region (metropolitan area, state, country), within a reasonable amount of time (1:30), it may be permitted.

      Please refer to the following provisions:

      ORO.FTL.105 Definitions

      (14) “home base” means the location, assigned by the operator to the crew member, from where the crew member normally starts and ends a duty period or a series of duty periods and where, under normal circumstances, the operator is not responsible for the accommodation of the crew member concerned;

      ORO.FTL.200 Home Base

      An operator shall assign a home base to each crew member.

      CS FTL.1.200 Home Base

      (a) The home base is a single airport location assigned with a high degree of permanence.
      (b) In the case of a change of home base, the first recurrent extended recovery rest period prior to starting duty at the new home base is increased to 72 hours, including 3 local nights. Travelling time between the former home base and the new home base is positioning.

      GM1 CS FTL.1.200 Home Base

      TRAVELLING TIME

      Crew members should consider making arrangements for temporary accommodation closer to their home base if the travelling time from their residence to their home base usually exceeds 90 minutes.

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  3. Is ‘home base” the same as operational base.
    operiational bases is listed in REGULATION (EC) No 1008/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
    of 24 September 2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community (Recast).

    (4) Given the growing importance of air carriers with
    operational bases in several Member States and the need
    to ensure the efficient supervision of these air carriers, the
    same Member State should be responsible for the oversight
    of the air operator certificate and of the operating license.

    (9) With respect to employees of a Community air carrier
    operating air services from an operational base outside the
    territory of the Member State where that Community air
    carrier has its principal place of business, Member States
    should ensure the proper application of Community and
    national social legislation.

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