Implementing and maintaining Fatigue Risk Management Systems
All operators wishing to operate to an FRMS must go through an approval process. A previously issued FRMS exemption is not the same as a Full FRMS implementation approval under CAO 48.1 instrument 2013.
ICAO defines an FRMS as:
"A data driven means of continuously monitoring and managing fatigue related risks, based upon scientific principles and knowledge as well as operational experience that aims to ensure relevant personnel are preforming at adequate levels of alertness."
Fatigue Risk Management System resources
IATA, ICAO, IFALPA FRMS Implementation Guide for Operators
The guide is available for download from the ICAO Fatigue Management resources.
Biomathematical Fatigue models
Key features include:
- Latest guidance on the use of biomathematical fatigue models as optional components of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS).
- Information to help aviation operators decide whether to incorporate a biomathematical fatigue model into their FRMS.
- Evaluation of the features and limitations of seven available models to help aviation operators determine which is the best fit for their operating environment and requirements.
Applying for CASA approval of an FRMS
This procedure applies to applications for a Trial FRMS implementation Approval through to a full FRMS implementation approval under Appendix 7 of CAO 48.1 instrument 2013.
A summary of the FRMS approval process is available.
Guidance documentation on legislative and technical requirements:
- Form 824A – Statement of Intent to Request CASA Approval of a FRMS
- Form 824B – Application for approval of a FRMS
FRMS Progress Monitoring Tool for Operators
- Form 817 FRMS Progress Monitoring Tool for Operators (includes instructions, checklist, and communication history)