California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995
Effective September 1, 2021
Part 3, Standard Classification System, Section IV, Special Industry Classification Procedures, Rule 1, Aircraft Operations
1. Aircraft Operation
- Members of the Flying Crew
Members of the Flying Crew are defined as all personnel engaged in the operation of aircraft or the care of passengers or cargo in flight. This includes, but is not limited to, employees designated as airplane commanders, pilots, check pilots, co-pilots, flight engineers, navigators, technical or other observers, flight technicians, radio or radar operators and flight attendants.
Air travel by employees who are not members of the flying crew is classified in accordance with Section III, Rule 5, General Inclusions.
- Members of the Flying Crew – Assignment of Payroll
Except as noted in the following paragraph, the total remuneration of all employees who are members of the flying crew shall be classified in accordance with their actual flying operations.
The total remuneration of employees who are members of the flying crew of an aircraft engaged in the transportation of personnel in the business of an employer not otherwise engaged in aircraft operation (Classification 7421, Aircraft Operation – transportation of personnel) and who perform no other operations for the employer shall be classified as 7421, Aircraft Operation. If such employees also perform other operations for the employer, their remuneration shall be classified as follows:
(1) If the records of the employer clearly indicate the weeks in which employees have engaged in flying operations, the remuneration of such employees for each week during any part of which the employees have engaged in flying operations shall be assigned to Classification 7421, Aircraft Operation, unless the classification applicable to the employees’ non-flying operations carries a pure premium rate higher than Classification 7421, Aircraft Operation, in which case the appropriate non-flying classification shall be assigned. (2) If the records of the employer do not clearly indicate the weeks in which flying operations are performed, the entire remuneration shall be assigned to the highest rated classification applicable to any portion of the employees’ duties.