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Fatigue Risk Management System (Appendix 7)
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on many sectors within the aviation industry, in April 2020 CASA extended the transition to the fatigue rules by 12 months. Most operators will now need to comply with the new rules from 1 July 2021.
Guidance material will be updated progressively to reflect the extended transition dates.
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An operator may transition to a trial Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS).
- FRMS processes have not substantially changed under CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019.
- All operators proposing to operate under an FRMS must submit a completed FRMS application to CASA.
In-depth information to assist operators applying for an FRMS is available at Fatigue management resources page.
CASA’s Transition Policy provides detailed information for operators on how to meet transition timeframes and comply with the new rules.
- Yes. An operator is required to make an application to CASA for approval of an FRMS.
- CASA will check compliance during future surveillance safety oversight activities.
- An operator who is not a high capacity regular public transport operator is required to apply (with all supporting documents) to CASA for approval of an FRMS by 30 June 2021.
- An operator who is a high capacity regular public transport operator was required to apply for an FRMS by 30 November 2019 and must obtain approval from CASA by 30 June 2021.