Successful ITF intervention at the ICAO Fatigue Management Symposium

April 12, 2016

Fatigue_Management2A delegation from the ITF attended the ICAO’s Fatigue Management Approaches in Aviation Symposium held on 5-6 April 2016 in Montréal, Canada. ICAO has developed guidance material for regulators, airlines, and ANSPs (air navigation service providers). This material can be found at here>>

During the course of the symposium, the ITF met with Stephen Creamer the director of the Air Navigation Bureau and Chris Dalton, Chief, Airspace Management & Optimization Section.

The symposium heard that whilst Fatigue management processes are well advanced in the airline industry further work is required in the areas of reporting and in harmonisation (through the sharing of data/information and experiences). It is anticipated that by 2020 regulations for fatigue management systems will be put in place across other sectors of aviation.

The delegation will be working on developing an ITF position on fatigue management.

The ITF’s ATS Advisor Joe Magee noted: “This event was a good opportunity for information sharing between rule-making authorities, airlines, air traffic service providers, international general aviation operators, international helicopter operators, and labour. Without union’s involvement safety-related activities would go off half cooked.”

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