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EASA FTL – Effective 2016

Those operators under EU-OPS and the various NAA regulations within the European Union should consult this site.

I have prepared a sister site to aid in understanding the new regulations.

De-Icing / Anti-Icing procedures and its impact on Flight Time.

The FAA has just clarified its interpretation concerning the the proper accounting of flight time with respect to De/Anti-Icing procedures.

Silverberg-Silverberg, Goldman & Bikoff

Acclimatization / Split Duty and more …

The FAA just posted a letter of clarification.

A4A – ALPA full letter final (4)

Questions answered include:

Acclimization following DHD

Split Duty

FDP Extensions

FDP Start Times

Additional legs with respect to FDP end times.



Definition of a Diversion

The FAA issued a clarification concerning the definition of a diversion.

While a Gate Return / Air Return and enroute diversion are considered a diversion.

A planned stop for fuel, known before departure from the gate, where the flight has been dispatched to is not.

The attached document aids in clarification.

de Cubas-ALPA – (2014) Legal Interpretation

FAA Clarification for Fitness for Duty

The FAA on 12-Feb, clarified the requirement to affirm Fitness for duty at time of acceptance of a Flight/Dispatch release with each flight.

Edwards-IslandAir – (2014) Legal Interpretation

FAR 117 – Quick Reference Guide

For your reference:

FAR 117 Tutorial web app

FAR 117 Tutorial App

FAR 117 Quick Reference Guide

Thanks to all my readers and contributors.

I launched this blog on 25-December-2012, with the explicit purposes to aid the airline industry, labor and management, in having an unbiased interpretation of the new regulations FAR 117 – Flight and Duty Time limitations and Rest Requirements: Flightcrew Members.

In that time I have learned a great deal, and I hope my readers have as well.

I have always striven to keep the information as current as possible.

Lately, I have found that many carriers have some different interpretations, and have seen that these interpretations lend themselves to a specific business models, but in the end they maintain the full purpose of the regulation as currently written.

I expect that over the next few years, the FAA will continue to clarify the regulation.

Thanks again for your support, over 70000 views and numerous requests for information.

Garret Healy

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