Technology Flight crew fight fatigue to improve airline safety

Flight crew fight fatigue to improve airline safety

As times change, old rules around fatigue become less and less relevant. Recent studies have shown that flight crew members getting less than five hours sleep before take off are likely to make errors. They are now being urged by officials to understand the new rules that underpin the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) updated fatigue system.

CQUniversity Human Factors and Safety academics have contributed to a CASA video that features experts setting out some of the reasons for changing the rules, highlighting the importance of effective fatigue management in aviation and providing real examples of the consequences of fatigue.

The video will be used to inform flight crew and help them to battle fatigue, ultimately improving airline safety.

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