NTSB Fatigue Findings A Wakeup Call For Ottawa | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.17.19

AMA Drone Report-07.18.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.17.19

AMA Drone Report-07.18.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

NTSB Fatigue Findings A Wakeup Call For Ottawa

The Air Canada Pilots Association Calls On Canadian Government To Close The Two-Hour Gap To Protect Canadian Passengers

The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) has endorsed recommendations made by the U.S. NTSB, which calls on the Government of Canada to fix its outdated fatigue regulations to ensure the safety of Canada's passengers and pilots.

"We thank the NTSB for their comprehensive review," said Captain Matt Hogan, Chair of ACPA's Master Elected Council. "Their findings on fatigue underscore the many years of urgent calls by Canada's pilots for flight crew fatigue rules that are supported by science. The government's proposed rules fall short; they would allow Canadian pilots who begin their duty at 9 pm to operate two hours longer than NASA research recommends, and even long than would be permitted in the United States. Canada's new fatigue rules must close this two-hour gap."

NASA's Ames Research Center and others conducted research that measured brain wave activity and micro-sleeps of pilots in actual flight operations at night. This informed NASA's recommendation of a maximum night duty of 10 hours of duty – or 8.5 hours of flight time – at night, requiring a relief pilot for longer duty periods. These NASA recommendations were not reflected in the draft regulations released by Transport Canada on July 1, 2017.

ACPA has joined other pilot groups in calling on the Canadian government to stop years of delays and fix the flawed regulations, including by taking the following steps:

  • Address pilot fatigue on long-haul flights at night by limiting duty periods for flights in the evening to 8.5 hours of flight time – in line with NASA research findings;
  • Ensure that any Fatigue Risk Management System relies on science-based prescriptive limits as a foundation, requiring independently verifiable data and stringent Transport Canada approval and oversight before deviating from the maximum duty period; and,
  • Pilots on all sizes of aircraft – whether they carry passengers or cargo – should have the same protective fatigue limits, implemented at the same time.

ACPA formed the Safer Skies coalition in 2017, bringing together the voices of 9,000 airline pilots in Canada who work every day to keep their passengers and the skies safe.

(Source: ACPA news release)

FMI: www.saferskies.ca

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Hard>[...]

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Hard>[...]

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re b>[...]

AMA Drone Report 07.11.19: AMA Exec Council, DJI Objects, More FAA Restrictions

Also: Oshkosh Awaits!, MMC Partners W/Yuneec, Drone Strike Assessment, No Drone... Turtle! Late last month, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to>[...]

ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century... ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC