The Civil Aviation Working Time Regulations are law from 13th April 2004 and are the UK�s implementation of the European Working Time Directive for Mobile Workers working in the civil aviation sector. The regulations apply to all people employed as crew members on board a civil aircraft flying for the purposes of public transport. Under the new rules each person must have

  • a minimum of four weeks paid annual leave
  • health assessments to ensure fitness to work at night
  • a pattern of work that affords adequate rest breaks
  • no more than 900 hours flying time a year
  • a total working time no more than 2,000 hours in a year
  • at least 7 rest days a month and no lees than 96 in a year

Employers must

  • supply the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on demand with information relating to the working patterns and Time & Attendance information of crew members
  • retain this information for at least 2 years
  • maintain some form of Time & Attendance system

Any person, body corporate, director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate who fails to adhere to the above will be guilty of offence and shall be liable to prosecution.

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