Draft CAAP 48-01 v3.0 – Fatigue management for flight crew members

Closed 1 Sep 2019

Opened 16 Aug 2019

Results Updated 8 Nov 2019

We sought feedback on the Draft CAAP 48-01 v3.0 – Fatigue management for flight crew members from 16 August to 1 September 2019.

We received a total of 10 submissions. Five respondents consented to having their comments published (see below), and five indicated that their views officially represented those of an organisation. 

The feedback received is available in the summary of consultation below.

As a result of the feedback CAAP 48-01 – Fatigue management for flight crew members has been updated and is now available on the CASA website. We anticipate that there will be additional feedback as operators prepare to transition to the new fatigue rules. To address this, we will reopen public consultation on CAAP 48-01 v3.0 during the transition period. Additionally, we intend to conduct ongoing monitoring of the new fatigue rules and guidance material via online surveys and other research initiatives.

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Overview

Following extensive consultation with the aviation community, we have finalised the new fatigue rules under Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 48.1 Instrument 2019. Links to the latest rules and a summary of consultation, including CASA’s rationale for the changes are available below:

Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 48-01 v3.0 provides guidance on meeting the Air Operator’s Certificate holder, Part 141 certificate holder and flight crew licence holder obligations in relation to fatigue risk management, required under CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019.

This CAAP does not provide guidance in relation to fatigue risk management systems (FRMS) which are covered by other guidance documents.

This CAAP does not cover operational aspects specific to ultra-long range operations, which are operations involving flight duty periods greater than 18 hours. CASA intends to develop additional guidance for these operations to supplement existing FRMS guidance.

Why We Are Consulting

This version of the CAAP aligns CASA guidance with changes introduced in CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019 and incorporates recommendations of the independent review team. Feedback on these changes is now being sought.

All references in this CAAP to CAO 48.1 are references to CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019.

It is important to note that we are not consulting on fatigue management policy, but rather to ensure that the CAAP provides guidance on meeting the obligations in relation to fatigue management, required under Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 48.1 Instrument 2019.

Upon completion of this consultation, CASA will commence a program to assist industry to transition to the new rules. We anticipate that there will be additional feedback as operators prepare to transition to the new rules. To address this feedback, CASA intends to initiate an extended consultation to capture feedback during transition to the new rules and continue improving our guidance.

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What happens next

At the end of the response period for public comment, we will review each comment and submission received through the online response form. We will make all submissions publicly available on the CASA website unless a respondent requests that their submission remain confidential. Information about how we consult and how to make a confidential submission is available on the CASA website.

When the responses to the consultation, for which consent to publish has been granted, are published, we will also publish a summary of consultation (SOC). The SOC will summarise feedback received, describe any intended changes and detail our plans for this CAAP.

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Audiences

  • Air operators
  • Instructors and flight examiners
  • Flight training organisations
  • Pilots
  • Sports aviation operators
  • Hot air balloon operators

Interests

  • Fatigue management
  • Human factors