purpose of cockpit jump seats is to provide space on our flight decks for FAA
observations. When the FAA is not using them, and with their authorization,
licensed pilots, licensed ABX Air mechanics, licensed dispatchers, ABX Air
employees traveling for safety or operational purposes, and Directors and
Executives of ABX Air traveling for business purposes may be authorized to
occupy the jump seats, as well as other flight deck passenger seats or seats
located outside the flight deck on the freighter aircraft.
Jump seat or other passenger seat authorization is granted
only by the FAA and only through ABX Airís Vice President of Flight Operations
or Director of Flight Operations. Even with that permission, the final authority
for anyone occupying any seat in the aircraft rests with the Captain of the
flight. The Captain must consider the safety of that particular flight above all
other considerations. In all cases, the Flight Operations Manual Procedures
approved by the FAA will govern ABX Air jump seat travel.
This policy is intended to provide guidance to authorized
persons regarding their conduct when utilizing this privilege.
|Access is limited to persons known not to be a threat to
public safety. Persons listed on the Transportation Security Administration
"No Fly" or "Selectee" list will not be permitted access to the flight deck.
|Flight deck access is granted only to persons who are
trained annually in flight deck safety procedures and who are able to perform
independently in emergency situations including emergency evacuations.
|No person shall be permitted to occupy a jump seat on board
ABX Air aircraft if, within the previous five years, that person has been
convicted of, or found not guilty by reason of insanity of, any violent crime
or crime involving the interference with commercial aircraft or airport
|Employees must confer with their department International
Work Coordinators when arranging international travel.
|The Captain will ensure the identities of individuals not
personally known to the pilot in command, or vouched for by a person known by
the pilot in command, are verified by two forms of identification, one of
which must be a government-issued photo identification. The ID verification
must be carried out by the Captain assigned to duty in the aircraft.
|Employees on leaves of absence of any kind are not eligible
to travel on the system.
|Requests to travel may be made online via an ABX Air System
Travel - Business Form (or on the online Forms page) approved by a Director or
|Flight cancellations must be coordinated through the Flight
|International Travel requires specific procedures, and
appropriate lead time must be given to ensure all guidelines are met.
Management is responsible for monitoring and completing all steps of the
|Persons believed to be under the influence of alcohol or
controlled substances will not be allowed on an ABX Air aircraft.
|Alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, or tobacco
products are not allowed on ABX Air aircraft and will not be consumed on board
|In NO EVENT should a jump seat rider (other than FAA
inspectors or other crew operating in an official capacity) enter the cockpit
without an operating crewmember present.
|To ensure the safe use of oxygen masks, beards, goatees,
fu-manchus, excessively long sideburns, or anything else that interfere with
proper use of the masks are not permitted for jump seat riders.
|Flights will not be held due to the late arrival of a jump
|Riders should arrive 2 hours in advance of departure to
|Comply with all jump seat travel rules.
|Be physically able to independently egress the airplane.
|Maintain annual currency requirements (through the
conclusion of your travel) by viewing the safety briefing and evacuation
|Report for security screening promptly.
|Be respectful and quiet. Do not distract the flight crew.
|Listen to the safety briefing, be responsible for yourself
in abnormal or emergency situations, and follow crewmember direction.
|Define the safety purpose for all persons for whom you
authorize travel, except Directors or above.
|Ensure Passenger Safety Briefing and Evacuation Training
Certification has occurred and remains current through the trip, before you
request the travel.
|Ensure all passengers are physically able to independently
egress the airplane.
|All international work assignments will be routed through
the appointed Department Coordinator.
|Ensure employees are aware of the rules related to jump
|If all parameters have been met, request travel via an ABX
Air System Travel Business Form and manage changes and cancellations through
the Flight Office.
Oct. 4, 2010