AIRCREW PROTECTION TRUST MEMBER TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.  DEFINITIONS:

“Trust” means The Sovereign Trust (Channel Islands) Limited 
PO Box 252 
Suite B, St Peter Port House 
Sausmarez Street, St Peter Port 
Guernsey, GY1 4LQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 729 965
card-dispute@aircrewprotection.org

“Member” means such individuals who pay contributions into the Trust.
“API Rules” means the current rules of the Trust applicable on Member.
“Contributions” means the Monthly and/or Yearly Contributions payable by Members into the Trust Account.
“Monthly Contributions” means the sum of AED 4495 per month, payable by Members who sign up for payment on monthly basis.
“Trust Account” means the account controlled by the Trust into which the Member pay their respective Contributions.

2.   API RULES

These Terms & Conditions are complementary to, and shall be read in conjunction with, the API Rules. In case of any conflict between the API Rules and the Terms & Conditions, terms of the API Rules shall be deemed to prevail. By accepting these Terms & Conditions, Members accept the API Rules in entirety in addition to the following terms. API Rules can be found at www.aircrewprotection.org

3.   MEMBERSHIP & CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Members may become members of the Trust by registering with the Trust and agreeing to pay either into the Trust Account :
    • Monthly Contribution
  • Members who sign up for payment on monthly basis are obliged to pay the Monthly Contributions into the Trust Account. Any Monthly Contribution received in a particular month shall be accounted for a Monthly Contribution towards that particular month. For example, a Monthly Contribution received into the Trust Account on 25th day of July will count as a Monthly Contribution pertaining to the month of July.
  • Eligibility of Members shall be determined in accordance with the API Rules.
  • In the event no payment of Contribution is received in respect a month when such Contribution is due, the Member is deemed to be in default of payment, and issued a thirty (30) days’ notice to effect payment of pending Contributions. In the event the Member’s default continues beyond expiry of the notice period, the defaulting Member’s membership from the Trust shall be automatically terminated, and the Member is notified by the Trust to such effect.
  • In the event a Member inadvertently pays twice, or more, in the same month then, upon notification to the Trust, the Member shall be given the option of either:
    • a refund to his bank account to be sent on the last day of the month following the Member supplying his/her banking details.
    • carrying forward the excessive payment as credit (“Credit”)
    In the event a Member resigns as a pilot from Emirates Airlines or the Trust and, upon notification to the Trust, such Member shall be immediately instructed by the Trust to stop paying his/her Contributions. In the event such Member does not stop paying his/her Contributions, such payments shall be deemed to be overpayments, and shall be refunded to his/her bank account for as long as the Trust continue s to receive Contributions from such Member.
  • In the event a Contribution is paid by a Member, but not received into the Trust Account, the Trust shall not be responsible for the same, and such Contribution shall be deemed to have not been received by the Trust. The Member shall be required to repay the Contribution, and in the event the Trust receives the earlier Contribution at a later point in time, such Contribution shall be dealt with in accordance with clause above.
  • If, after a Member receives his Benefit(s) from the Trust , a determination is made that he/she was not eligible to receive such Benefit(s) , an amount equal to the entirety of a Member’s Contribution to the Trust will be refunded to the Member. This refund will constitute termination of the Member from the Trust and the Member will receive no further Benefit (s) or consideration therefrom.
  • Members will pay 3.95% of the transaction amount and $0.65 per transaction.

4.   BENEFITS

Upon membership in accordance with the clause above, and regular payment of Contributions, and subject to the API Rules, Members are entitled to the following benefits (“Benefits”)
  • Payment of AED 25,000 per month, which is subject to an increase at the rate of 3% per annum, and capped at an amount of AED 35,000, payable until the Member’s 65th birthday in the event the Member loses his/her GCAA Class 1 Medical Certificate, and is terminated by the Emirates Airlines as a consequence thereof (please refer to detailed mechanism set forth in API Rules);
  • Life insurance in the sum of $100,000, extendable to $500,000, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a third - party insurer.
  • Life insurance in the sum of $50,000 life insurance Member’s spouse, fiancé or life partner, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a third - party insurer
  • Legal insurance in the sum of $50,000 in the event the Member is involved in an incident while acting as flight crew.

5.   TERMINATION & EFFECTS OF TERMINATION

  • Termination of membership shall be in accordance with the API Rules.
  • In the event a Member withdraws his/her membership from the Trust, but continues to serve as a pilot with Emirates Airlines then, upon notification to the Trust, any such Member shall be immediately instructed by the Trust to stop paying his/her Contributions. In the event such Member does not stop paying his/her Contributions, such payments shall be deemed to be overpayments, and shall be refunded to the Member’s bank account to be sent on the last day of the month following the Member supplying his/her banking details.
  • In the event it is found that a Member is not eligible to receive the Benefits stipulated above, after his termination by the Emirates Airlines:
    • any Credit held by the Trust in his favor shall be immediately refunded into the Member’s bank account to be sent on the last day of the month following the Member supplying his/her banking details; and
    • Any and all Contributions paid by the Member via credit card since the commencement of his membership with the Trust shall be refunded to his/her bank account  to be sent on the last day of the month following the Member supplying his/her banking details. Meanwhile, such portion of the Member’s Contributions as may have been paid by him/her via means other than credit card, shall be refunded to the Member by means other than credit card.
  • In the event a Member resigns as a pilot from Emirates Airlines or the Trust, such Member shall be immediately instructed by the Trust to stop paying his/her Contributions. In the event such Member does not stop paying his/her Contributions, such payments shall be  eemed to be overpayments, and shall be refunded to his/her bank account to be sent on the last day of the month following the Member supplying his/her banking details for as long as the Trust continues to receive Contributions from such Member.

6.   INDEMNITY

The Members agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Trust, its directors, trustees, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from their payment using this online platform, and/or from their breach of the se Terms & Conditions or the API Rules.

7.   PRIVACY

The Members agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Trust, its directors, trustees, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from their payment using this online platform, and/or from their breach of the se Terms & Conditions or the API Rules.

8.   INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Members agree and acknowledge that the Trust is the sole legal and beneficial owner of all trademarks, patents, copyrights, logos, names, symbols, fonts, images and other intellectual property of, or connected to the brand “Aircrew Protection International ” , whether such intellectual property is displayed by the Trust on its website, marketing materials, social media, forms, advertisements, publications, or any other form of media.

9.   VARIATION

The Trust shall have the right in its absolute discretion at any time and without notice to amend, remove or vary the contents of these Terms & Conditions and/or the API Rules.

10.   SEVERANCE

If any part of the Terms & Conditions is unenforceable, the enforceability of any other part of these Terms & Conditions will not be affected, and all other clauses shall remain in full force and effect. So far as possible where any clause/sub - clause or part of a clause/sub - clause can be severed to render the remaining part valid, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly.

11.   WAIVER

If a Member breaches any part of these Terms & Conditions, and the Trust takes no action, such inaction will, by no means amount to a waiver in respect of any of the Trust’s rights and remedies.

12.   ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The above Terms & Conditions, along with the API Rules, constitute the entire agreement between the Trust and Members .

13.   JURISDICTION

All disputes arising in any way out of or affecting this agreement shall be subject to the non - exclusive jurisdiction of the Guernsey courts to which the parties hereto agree to submit.