Independent review of aviation fatigue rules for operators and pilots
The CASA Board has directed that an independent review of the fatigue rules for operators and pilots contained in Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 48.1 Instrument 2013 will be undertaken in 2017 as a result of feedback received from various sections of the aviation industry.
The fatigue rules for air operators and pilots have been updated as part of the CASA's regulation reform program that seeks to align Australia with international standards, improve aviation safety, address known risks, and maintain our reputation for safety in aviation.
The independent review will provide an informed basis on which CASA will complete the implementation of the new fatigue rules in the context of the current international and domestic regulatory environments.
Terms of Reference
Read the Terms of Reference for further detail on the purpose, aim, objectives, scope, and considerations of the review.
The Terms of Reference have been endorsed by the CASA Board.
Independent review team
Dédale Asia Pacific, a Melbourne-based human factors and safety consultancy, will steer the review. Dédale has assembled a team of specialists to carry out the review. The independent review team and the expert advisory panel include leading international safety and human factors specialists with extensive relevant experience and expertise, including studying the effects of fatigue on operational performance in a range of safety critical industries, developing, evaluating and implementing fatigue models, and working with airlines and other transport industry operators to implement effective fatigue risk management systems.
Learn more about the expertise of the independent review team and expert advisory panel.
An extensive range of stakeholder feedback provided to CASA during the consultation and engagement process for developing CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 is being examined by the review team—including hundreds of submissions to various CASA public consultations and other correspondence.
The independent review team is currently engaging with a range of aviation industry organisations to form a deeper understanding of prevalent issues and concerns associated with the introduction of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Timing and reporting
Draft findings and recommendations will be provided to the CASA Board by the end of 2017.
A final report, including recommendations emerging from the findings, will be presented to the CASA Board in early 2018.
If you have any questions relating to the review, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.