Project OS 02/03 - Fatigue Risk Management Systems
Additional information on fatigue management can be found on the Fatigue Management webpage.
At present, CASA regulates flight and duty times for flight crew via CAO 48. This prescriptive legislation also permits operators to be exempt from its provisions (subject to CASA approval) via two alternative means:
- Prescriptive limitations contained in Standard Industry Exemptions (SIEs) which are class of operation specific; or
- Safety case-based Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS).
Since the establishment of this regulatory framework, more advanced methods of fatigue management have become available.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed an amendment to the Annex 6 Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) to incorporate changes to the fatigue management provisions. This amendment describes management of fatigue risk for flight crew and cabin crew, with reference to other involved personnel. The amendment was approved in June 2011, and CASA is now in receipt of the SARP material.
Project OS 02/03 has been registered for some time, but was placed on hold pending receipt of the ICAO SARP material. Now that the ICAO SARP fatigue management material is available, Project OS 02/03 has been re-established.
The amended SARP will be considered, along with a review of applicable legislation, standards and policies. CASA Standards development procedures require the project to consult with affected stakeholders.
- Review the amended ICAO SARP of Annex 6 which relates to fatigue management.
- Review current CASA standards [CAO 48] and policies in relation to the management of fatigue risk.
- Amend CASA legislation, standards and policies to achieve a regime that takes into account the recommendations of ICAO and contemporary fatigue science principles and knowledge where appropriate.
- As far as reasonably practicable address the management of fatigue risk within aviation personnel.
This project will be undertaken in phases in order to take into account the priority of the issue:
- Phase 1 of the project will consider the implications of fatigue risk in flight crew.
- Phase 2 of the project will consider the implications of fatigue risk in cabin crew
The project was re-initiated by Peter Boyd on 9 August 2011.
CAO Part 48 - flight time limitations
Proposed CASR Part 119 - air operator certification - air transport
Proposed CASR Part 121 - air transport operations - large aeroplanes
Proposed CASR Part 133 - air transport and aerial work operations (rotorcraft)
Proposed CASR Part 136 & 138 - aerial work operations (excluding those covered by Parts 137)
CASR Part 137 - aerial application operations proposed to include rotorcraft
Proposed CASR Part 141 - flight training operators
Proposed CASR Part 142 - training and checking operators
The project will review rules affected as part of the ongoing development of FRMS
Project Team: Ian Banks, Nick Strange, Reuben Delamore
Project Sponsors: Executive Manager, Standards Division
A working group will be established under the auspices of the SCC which will be made up of industry and CASA subject matter experts.
This Consultation Draft closed for comment 9 May 2014.
Standards Consultative Committee (SCC)
|Consultation updates in 2016|
|CD 1510OS-2 - Improvements to the new rules for fatigue management for flight crew members||All comments should be sent to the Fatigue Management team, by close of business 11 May 2016.||24 Mar 2016|
|Consultation updates in 2015|
|CD 1510OS - Civil Aviation Order 48.1 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No.1)||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, Nick Strange by close of business 2 October 2015.||13 August 2015|
|Consultation updates in 2002|
|Project OS 02/03 - Fatigue Risk Management Systems||Project opened||March 2002|