Fatigue management rules: latest news
20 January 2017
First step in fatigue rules review
Work to set up an independent review of the new fatigue rules has begun. CASA has finalised the Terms of Reference for the review and issued a tender to engage the services of a suitably qualified independent specialist, or team of specialists, to undertake a review of the latest fatigue rules for air operators and pilots. The independent review of Civil Aviation Order 48.1 Instrument 2013 will provide CASA with an informed basis on which to finalise reform of the fatigue rules.
Learn more about the independent review of the fatigue rules.
14 December 2016
New FRMS fee waiver for ‘like for like’ transition
CASA has issued a fee waiver for ‘like for like’ transition to a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) under Appendix 7 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013. Operators seeking an FRMS approval to continue existing operations on a ‘like for like’ basis will not be charged for transition. However, any variation of scope requested during transition would incur fees as per the Civil Aviation (Fees) Regulation 1995. The FRMS fee waiver is consistent with CASA’s current practice not to charge for permissions and approvals for transitioning to new, replaced or amended regulations on a ‘like for like’ basis. Operators with an existing FRMS application have received a refund.
Operators (of any size or complexity) are encouraged to consider an FRMS if more flexibility is desired. Development of an FRMS is more complex and requires a trial implementation approval on or before 1 May 2018. Interested operators are encouraged to contact their CASA regional office to discuss planning their FRMS application now.