Users can create multiple regulatory sets for Part 91, Part 121, Part 135 and EASA flights. Regulatory sets can be set on the quote, trip and leg level. Rest, duty and block time limitations can be setup to ensure crews are compliant across all areas. Users can also manage hard days off and landing currency all from one place.
Configure Regulatory Set
- On the Main Navigation go to Crew Records > Regulatory Sets
- Click Create New
- Enter the name of the regulatory set, select the appropriate regulation, click Try out Beta and Save
- Click Edit on the created regulatory set
- Enter the Hard Days Off Per Quarter value.
- If applicable, set the number of PIC requirements
- Enter the required crew quantity
- Under the Limitations tab click Add New to add flight time, duty and rest limitations and any adjustments that may apply.
- Tab to the Experience tab
- Click Add New to add experience requirements and save
- Tab to the Time Off tab and add any applicable time off requirements the operations needs to track
Rest, flight time and duty time limitation checks can be added to the same regulatory set. In the Beta version, the operation is able to select the type (flight time, duty time, number of flights, rest or timezone differences), the condition (equals, more than, less than, at most or at least), the limit, the duration (hours, calendar day/month/quarter/year, or duty/flight duty/prior duty period) and the frequency. The user is also able to say if this applies to pilots only. Once the criteria is set, an adjustment is able to be added to the limitation. When applied to a trip, all limitations will be checked.
Pre Duty Rest Example:
Max Flight Time Example:
Max Duty Time Example:
Post Flight Rest Example:
The experience section of the regulatory set allows an operation to configure crew member experience checks with regards to takeoffs and landings. Operations are able to add experience requirements for PIC and/or SIC position. Once associated to a position the experience requirement can be refined to associate to an aircraft model or type. Take it a step further and track alternate night currency values. This check looks for log entries, flight events in the personnel profile and any T/O and landings logged through a flight log.
The time off section of the regulatory set allows an operation to configure crew member time off compliance checks with regards to defining if no activity is or is not considered and the ability to designate whether specific event types and/or duty/event categories should count toward "time off." This section is primarily used by Canadian operations, but if other operations want to track additional time off, this is the area to configure it.
Here is an example of a CAR 700 (equivalent to FAR 135) time off requirement of 3 days in 17 days. Once setup when a crew member is assigned to a trip and the regulatory set CAR 700 is selected, the crew member is checked for compliance on each "time off" requirement setup (in this example, there is one). Note: Type can either be hours or days while duration can be days or quarters.
This example is set to include activity in the check (personnel events scheduled for the crew members). The last setting to the time off settings allows the operation to select which event types and duty categories count toward the time off setting.
Confirm Trip Complies
- Access the trip and set the regulatory set. Regulatory sets can be set on the trip or leg level. When set on the trip level, all legs are reviewed to comply with all parameters (i.e. limitations, experiences) set in the regulatory set.
Setting a regulatory set on the leg level allows operations to differ limitations where needed. This can be useful when a Part 135 trip ends and the last leg doesn't need to comply with Part 135 regulations. On the overview page, next to each leg is the regulatory and regulatory set options. The leg level regulatory set only needs to be changed if a specific leg needs to comply with different parameters (i.e. Rest, Duty, Flight Time, etc.).
The results of the compliance check will display within the Trip Snapshot > Crew Section. Additional setting options are available (Global > Trip > Settings), if the "Run Crew Conflict Checks when Added to Trip" option is set to yes, the crew conflicts will display as the crew is added to the trip (be sure to select the regulatory set first).
Here are standard examples in the beta version setup:
Example 1: 2-Crew (135)
Details of the Post Duty Rest setup:
Details of the takeoff and landing requirement by Type:
Example 2: Augmented 3-Crew (135)