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FAA issues final rule on pilot fatigue
21 December 2011

FAA issues final rule on pilot fatigue

21 December 2011

The U.S.  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilot scheduling to ensure pilots have a longer opportunity for rest before they enter the cockpit. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was pleased with the new rule but also voiced concerns on the limitation to Part 121 carriers. Fatigue has […]

IATA, ICAO, IFALPA jointly announce Fatigue Risk Management Systems Implementation Guide

21 July 2011

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) released a Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) Implementation Guide for commercial aircraft operators. FRMS is a methodology based on scientific principles that will allow operators to manage the fatigue-related risks particular to their types […]

NTSB: decision to attempt a go-around late in the landing roll with insufficient runway remaining caused fatal BAe 125 accident in Owatonna

16 March 2011

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the 2008 BAe-125 plane crash at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport, Owatonna, Minnesota, was the captain’s decision to attempt a go-around late in the landing roll with insufficient runway remaining. Contributing to the accident were the pilots’ poor crew coordination and lack of […]

FAA: new rule to prevent widespread fatigue on aging aircraft

13 November 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized a rule designed to protect most of today’s commercial planes and those designed in the future from structural damage as they age. The new rule seeks to prevent “widespread fatigue damage” (WFD) by requiring aircraft manufacturers and certification applicants to establish a number of flight cycles or […]