Australian CASA: Independent review of fatigue management rules are on track

24 October, 2017

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) reported (24-Oct-2017) an independent review of fatigue management rules is "on track", with a final report to the CASA Board to be delivered in early 2018, including recommendations emerging from the findings. Dédale Asia Pacific, a Melbourne-based human factors and safety consultancy, is steering the review and a significant body of work is being undertaken to examine various aspects of the new fatigue rules. The review team is assessing:

  • The science and principles underpinning CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013;
  • How the instrument compares with developments at relevant international counterparts;
  • Fatigue-related accidents and incidents;
  • How other Australian regulators are managing fatigue risk;
  • CASA's process for introducing the new rules. [more - original PR]