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Pilots issue wake-up call on ‘ultra-safe’ industry

European pilots are calling on decision makers to stop spreading “alternative truths” and instead recognise that not all airlines honour the same safety culture principles … More ››

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Study flags worrying pilot fatigue concerns

Half of airline pilots have reported that fatigue is not taken seriously by airlines, in the first large-scale survey of pilots’ perceptions of safety within … More ››

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Expert industry group publishes fatigue guidance

The strategic use of coffee and napping on site is being recommended for controllers whose sleep at home is disrupted by a newborn baby. The … More ››

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ICAO develops guidance on controller fatigue

New guidance to prevent air traffic controllers from falling asleep on the job have been prepared by UN aviation agency ICAO. A data-driven methodology already … More ››

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US controller shortage reaching crisis point

Budgetary missteps and bureaucratic red tape have led to a shortage of controllers in the United States, a state of affairs that has now reached … More ››

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NINA offers advanced stress, fatigue tools

Italy’s University La Sapienza, the French National School for Civil Aviation (ENAC) and Deep Blue have developed a system to measure stress in air traffic … More ››

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Controllers pressured to stay on past retirement

Europe’s controller workforce is warning that extending the age by which its members can retire  – due to either economic or political pressure – flies … More ››

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FAA failing on fatigue, safety risks: Poole

Nearly four years ago, NASA completed a study for the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), finding that controller work schedules lead to chronic fatigue … More ››

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FAA must consider controller fatigue

A new congressionally mandated report from the US National Research Council has expressed concern over controller shift schedules that contribute to fatigue, especially those in which controllers … More ››

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Keeping Time

The effectiveness of ICAO’s proposed fatigue management initiative depends on its ability to account for workload, says Ashley Nunes. On a cold March morning in … More ››

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