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Developing fatigue management policies and procedures under Appendix 1
We are now starting to implement our response to the independent review of the fatigue rules. Content on this page will be updated soon. Read more about these changes.
Steps to complete under Appendix 1
The table below lists the steps required to develop fatigue management policies and procedures under Appendix 1.
CASA has produced a number of operations manual supplement templates for operators to make these steps easier.
|1||Assess Appendix 1 for suitability to your operations. If any of your pilots are required to conduct operations in the early hours of the morning (between 1am and sunrise), Appendix 1 will not be suitable.|
|2||Set out limits for flight time, sleep opportunity, extensions of a flight duty period, off-duty period, and cumulative flight time in an operations manual amendment. Your specified limits cannot be outside the limitations of Appendix 1.||CAAP 48-01 Appendix C|
|3||Develop procedures that ensure the limits contained in Appendix 1 will be adhered to.||CAAP 48-01 Appendix A|
|4||If your pilots will also be required to operate to other appendices you need to develop procedures to meet requirements for operations under multiple appendices. These procedures must manage flight crew member transitions between appendices, and meet the requirements of subsection 13 and subparagraph 15.2(d) of CAO 48.1.||CAAP 48-01 Appendix B|
|5||Develop procedures to ensure compliance with general requirements set out in section 14 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 (such as rostering systems and provision for meals).||CAAP 48-01 Section 4|
|6||If you are an existing AOC holder transitioning to the new rules please make sure that your operations manual addresses the requirements under Appendix 1 and submit your operations manual amendment to your regional CASA office for review.
If you are a new AOC holder choosing to operate under Appendix 1, you must ensure your AOC application addresses the requirements under Appendix 1 and submit it to the CASA Client Services Centre - Permission issue, Brisbane.
Note: All limits and procedures must be documented in your operations manual. CASA must be satisfied that the limits and procedures in the operations manual are sufficient to reasonably ensure that pilots will not exceed safe levels of fatigue while operating an aircraft.
|CAAP 48-01 Appendix A|