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Fatigue targeted in new rules
CASA held a series of information sessions across Australia to assist the aviation community to prepare to transition to new fatigue rules.
During May and June 2015, more than 330 people representing 185 organisations attended the sessions.
Where schedules permitted, the sessions were attended by the regional managers and representatives from the relevant certificate management teams, to ensure that the regions and industry received the same information.
The sessions helped those attending to understand which of the prescriptive appendices in the fatigue rules were most applicable to their operations and provided practical advice about implementing the changes in their operations.
In addition, the teams provided advice about CASA’s operations manual templates to enable operators to meet the requirements of Civil Aviation Order 48.1 Instrument 2013 when amending their operations manuals.
Fatigue images: © Civil Aviation Safety Authority, iStockphoto, Shutterstock
CASA has written to air operator certificate holders and flying training organisations to encourage their transition to the new rules and advise them of web page updates and new resources which have been developed to make the transition easier.
CASA’s inspectors in each region underwent supplementary training in the new fatigue rules in March, April and May 2015, with a total of 66 inspectors participating.
More information and guidance material on fatigue can be found on the CASA website.