Crew Rest Committee Update – New Service Enhancements And Onboard Crew Break/Rest

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

On October 21st, our Component Officers issued a bulletin pertaining to the new service changes, reporting for duty, pre-flight and boarding safety checks and duties.  If you missed that bulletin, please click HERE.  The Component Crew Rest Committee would like to compliment the recent Component Officer’s bulletin by reminding the membership of your contractual onboard crew break and rest times.

LOU28

**Flights scheduled or re-forecasted on day of departure of 7:01hrs-8:00hrs gate to gate flying time
– Cabin Crew are permitted to take a break for up to one (1) hour

Flights scheduled or re-forecasted on day of departure of 8:01hrs-11:29hrs gate to gate flying time
– Cabin Crew are permitted to take a break for one (1) hour

B14, LOU18, LOU22A, LOU22B

Rest periods have been negotiated for long range flying and are as follows:
– B14 two (2) hours of rest

– LOU18 a minimum of two and a half (2.5) hours of rest for a duty day up to 14:59hrs
LOU18 four (4) hours of rest for a duty day 15:00hrs or greater

– LOU22A four (4) hours of rest for a duty day up to 17:10hrs
LOU22A four and a half (4.5) hours for a duty day 17:11hrs or greater

– LOU22B five (5) hours of rest for a duty day up to 18:45hrs
– LOU22B five and a half (5.5) hours of rest for a duty day 18:46hrs or greater

With the exception of (**) LOU28 flights of 7:01hrs-8:00hrs, the service specifications may need to be modified for crew to obtain their full contractual break/rest times.  In such cases, the SD should submit an eOBR simply stating that the service sequence was modified so that the crew can obtain their contractual break/rest times.

In Solidarity,

Component Crew Rest Committee

Crew Rest Committee Update – Bunk Kit Provisioning

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

The Component Crew Rest Committee would like to inform the membership of the following changes to bunk kit provisioning for LOU28 flights:

YYC
● As of October 31st, bunk kits will be provisioned (outbound only) in YYC for flights to LHR
● As of November 1st, bunk kits will be provisioned in LHR for flights to YYC

YVR
● As of October 31st, bunk kits will be provisioned (outbound only) in YVR for flights to LHR
● As of November 1st, bunk kits will be provisioned in LHR for flights to YVR

YYZ
● Bunk kits will be provisioned in LHR for the LHR-BOM flights
● Bunk kits will be provisioned in BOM for the BOM-LHR flights

Please click HERE for the recent bulletin regarding the procedure for reporting missing/incomplete bunk kits.

In Solidarity,

Component Crew Rest Committee

Crew Rest Committee Update – June 2022

Crew Rest Unit Failure And Missing / Incomplete Bunk Kit Reporting

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

Dear members,

In March 2019, the Component Crew Rest Committee issued a bulletin regarding the procedures to follow when submitting a Crew Rest Unit (CRU) Failure Report (ACF623B). There have been some changes to the procedure. When submitting an ACF623B report for a CRU failure or missing/incomplete crew bunk kit(s), the Service Director must:

  • Complete the CRU Failure Report (ACF623B).  An In-Flight Service Base Manager’s information / signature is no longer required.  Leave that section of the report blank
  • When completing the ACF623B for an INOP or failure of a CRU/OFAR, take a photo if possible, of the completed Cabin Defect Log entry for your records
  • When completing the ACF623B for missing / incomplete crew bunk kit(s) indicate in the “description of events” section the total number of missing / incomplete bunk kits.  List the affected crew members in the appropriate section.  **Please ensure you have called STOC at least 30 minutes prior to departure to request the missing crew bunk kits and note that the request was denied in the “description of events” section
  • The report should be scanned and sent to Paola.Campacci@aircanada.ca within a recommended time frame of 10 days
  • A paper copy of the report may be submitted to the Communications Centre Coordinator to the attention of Paola Campacci YYZ ZIP 2222
  • Provide copies to your Local Union Office and Component Crew Rest Committee
  • ACF623B is no longer found in the flight satchel however can be found in the Globe Briefing Package, Local Union Offices, and Communication Centres (ask the Coordinator on duty)
  • An In-Flight Service Report (eOBR) is no longer required to accompany any CRU Failure Report

 
In Solidarity,

Component Crew Rest Committee

Crew Rest Update – Long Range Flights

(This applies to AC Mainline only)

In our December 2020 bulletin, we informed the membership of any augmented LOU flying for the month and the designated Article/LOU for long range pairings.  This bulletin will clarify a few rules applicable to B14, LOU18, LOU22A/B pairings, and will provide the membership with an updated long range flying chart.

  • Once bidding is closed, the Company cannot for any reason change the designated Article/LOU
  • All the conditions (such as onboard rest, duty day limitations, crew complement, layover rest period etc.) of the designated Article/LOU apply to the entire pairing**
  • There are two possible onboard rest periods for LOU18 and LOU22A/B flights.  The duty day for each flight will determine the onboard rest period

** For greater clarity regarding onboard rest: if a pairing has been designated as LOU22B (for example YVR- DEL-YVR) the negotiated onboard rest periods for LOU22B shall apply to both the outbound and the return flights.

In 2018 the Component Crew Rest Committee issued a long range flying chart.  An updated chart (inclusive of the additional 30 minutes as per Article L60.04.06) is available to the membership.   Please click HERE for a PDF version of the chart.

In Solidarity,

Component Crew Rest Committee

November 2020 Designated Article/LOU Long Range Flying

(This Bulletin applies to AC Mainline only)

According to the November 2020 block month bid package and duty summary, the following flights have been designated as B14, LOU18, or LOU22A:

B14
YYZ-TLV-YYZ

LOU18
YVR-HKG-YVR
YYZ-NRT-YYZ

LOU22A
YVR-DEL-YVR
YYZ-DEL-YYZ
YYZ-HKG-YYZ

Members are encouraged to verify the Article or LOU each month as the designation may change and flights may be added back into the system.

The Article or LOU is designated by the company and a monthly chart containing the flights and the designated Article/LOU can be found in: Aeronet (In-Flight Service > Crew Scheduling & Planning > Bidding Tools & Information > Duty Summary).  Members may also contact their Local or the Component Crew Rest Committee.

ATTENTION CREWS OPERATING YYZ-HKG-YYZ (LOU22A):
The Company has increased the crew complement by 1 (one), and as such Cabin Services has been advised to increase the bunk kit provisioning.  Please ensure you have 11 bunk kits boarded in YYZ and 11 bunk kits boarded in HKG.

NOTE: Flights operating YVR-HKG-YVR (LOU18) also have an increase in crew complement by 1 (one), however there is no change to the provisioning of kits as the standard is 10 bunk kits on all 787 aircraft.

In Solidarity,

Component Crew Rest Committee