ORO.FTL.220 Split Duty

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ORO.FTL.215

Positioning

ORO.FTL.225

Standby and Duties at the Airport

The conditions for extending the basic maximum FDP due to a break on the ground shall be in accordance with the following:

(a)       flight time specification schemes shall specify the following elements for split duty in accordance with the certification specifications applicable to the type of operation:

(1)   the minimum duration of a break on the ground; and

(2)   the possibility to extend the FDP prescribed under point ORO.FTL.205(b) taking into account the duration of the break on the ground, the facilities provided to the crew member to rest and other relevant factors;

(b)       the break on the ground shall count in full as FDP;

(c)       split duty shall not follow a reduced rest.

CS FTL.1.220 Split Duty

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5 thoughts on “ORO.FTL.220 Split Duty

  1. Jose,
    You asked the following:

    Regarding the rules about Split Duty i have the following doubt:

    Must a planned Split Duty have a FDP that exceeds the Maximum? Or is it not a requirement to consider such flight a Split Duty?

    Example: LIS/TLS/LIS

    LIS/TLS : 12:00/14:00

    TLS/LIS: 17:15/19:15

    FDP (performed): 08h05m

    FDP (limit): 13h00m

    Is this planned flight a Split Duty (because it has a break of 03h15m) or does it have to have a Break and exceed the Max FDP?

    My response is:

    Lets first look at the break, the 3:15 ground time would seem to me a little low to actually qualify as a break, under the split duty rules.

    Split duty is defined in ORO.FTL.220, and is further clarified in CS FTL.1.220.

    To qualify as a break, the minimum duration is 3:00; a break excludes the time for post and pre-flight duties, and has a minimum travel time of 0:30 (CS FTL.1.220(b)). So with a ground time of 3:15, we subtract the minimum 30 minutes travel time, and we have 2:45, we would also need to reduce that time by the amount of post/pre flight duties; allow me to assume, 0:15 and 0:45 respectively, whereby the break is now only 1:45, Obviously this is less than 3:00 so no extension to the FDP under Split Duty would be permitted. and the FDP limit would remain at 13:00.

    This in effect means that the crew member may remain on FDP until 00:10 the next day before the need to extend under ORO.FTL.205 (f) Commanders Discretion, would be required..

    Had the FDP been scheduled as follows:

    LIS/TLS : 12:00/14:00

    TLS/LIS: 18:30/20:30

    The Ground time is 4:30, whereby the break is 3:00 = 4:30 – (0:30 + 0:15 + 0:45)

    The Basic FDP limit remains 13:00, but the Split Duty Extension is 1:30, So the scheduled FDP limit is 14:30.

    Meaning that the crew could remain on FDP until 01:40 the next day = 11:10 + 13:00 + 1:30, before an extension under ORO.FTL.205 (f) will need to be applied.

    The specifics concerning post/preflight duties should be specified in your Operations Manual as well as the travel time to/from the accommodation.

    I hope that this answers your question.

    I caution you, I am not with the EASA or any CAA, airline or union, so my opinion may not be the same. Please check with your Airline first.

    Garret

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  2. Hello,
    Is that correct that any time of the actual break exceeding 6 hours or any time
    of the break that encroaches the WOCL does not count for the extension of the FDP.(CS FTL.1.220 Split Duty (2))
    That means the max break to extending the duty time is 3h only. (50% of the 6h break)
    Doesn’t matter if we have 7 or 8h breaks?
    Thanks for your feedback,
    Regards,

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    1. Marcel,
      The duration of the scheduled break (6:00 or more) requires a suitable accommodation, like wise if the break touches any portion of the WOCL.

      When a suitable accommodation is provided, the extension is 50% of the actual break provided.
      When a suitable accommodation is NOT provided, the extension is 50% of the portion of the actual break that does not touch WOCL.

      The minimum duration of a break is 3:00, and the break does not include post/pre-flight duties or traveling to/from the accommodation/suitable accommodation.

      /Garret

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  3. Hi ,
    Wrt Split Duty or Duty Break …
    can this be unplanned ?? Or it should always be planned …
    e.g. I as a cabin crew is scheduled or planned for regular pattern let’s say DEL – BOM – DEL ..
    Now after reaching back to Del , can a rostering schedule us for another sector after a break and calling it a split duty ??
    Please advise

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  4. Hi ,
    Wrt Split Duty or Duty Break …
    can this be unplanned ?? Or it should always be planned …
    e.g. I as a cabin crew is scheduled or planned for regular pattern let’s say DEL – BOM – DEL ..
    Now after reaching back to Del , can a rostering schedule us for another sector after a break and calling it a split duty ??
    Please advise

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