Unintended Consequences

May 2, 2018 0

When US legislators passed a bill in 2010 requiring longer rest periods and more flight training for commercial airline pilots, the goal was to improve passenger safety. But a University of California, Irvine study has […]


Pilots issue wake-up call on 'ultra-safe' industry

March 22, 2017 0

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 and that some business and employment models could impact aviation safety. […]


Study flags worrying pilot fatigue concerns

December 7, 2016 0

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 the European aviation industry. The survey was conducted by The […]


Expert industry group publishes fatigue guidance

November 8, 2016 0

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 personal fatigue mitigation strategy is just one recommendation in the […]


ICAO develops guidance on controller fatigue

July 15, 2016 0

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 allows airlines to tailor fatigue-related risks to their specific type […]


US controller shortage reaching crisis point

June 17, 2016 1

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 a crisis level, according to Trish Gilbert, executive vice president […]


NINA offers advanced stress, fatigue tools

December 1, 2015 0

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 controllers, as part of the Neurometrics Indicators for ATM (NINA) […]


Controllers pressured to stay on past retirement

October 15, 2015 0

Europe’s controller workforce is warning that extending the age by which its members can retire  – due to either economic or political pressure – flies in the face of known impacts on fatigue and stress. […]


FAA failing on fatigue, safety risks: Poole

September 23, 2015 1

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 that leads to operational errors, writes Bob Poole from the […]


FAA must consider controller fatigue

June 13, 2014 0

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 work five eight-hour shifts over four consecutive days, the last […]