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Fatigue Aware

Better understand and manage crew fatigue

To ensure flight safety, crew fatigue must be managed optimally. Both airlines and regulators understand this reality but, until now, there have been no tools to enable this. Simply measuring the state of alertness of flight personnel, airline by airline, is not enough. Just as legislating limitations provides no guarantees. With cross-industry understanding of how crew fatigue affects performance, both airlines and regulators could make more informed decisions concerning resource allocation, and the industry could start to define a fatigue risk-management system (FRMS).

​Join the pilot project

IATA Fatigue Aware is in pilot phase until June 2020. By joining, you will:

  • Be among the first to benefit from a data- and performance-driven approach to fatigue management
  • Strengthen your brand through an innovative approach to safety
  • Influence what's to come, shaping the future of crew fatigue management

Initiate a data-driven approach 

With Fatigue Aware, IATA, working with ICAO, IFALPA and human factors experts from around the world, proposes to develop a set of tools enabling airlines to:

  • Systematically collect, and bring together in one place, all information about crew fatigue and fatigue-related performance, as well as the factors affecting them
  • Easily analyze all available airline-owned data and compare across the industry
  • Make data-driven decisions to manage crew fatigue long term
  • Submit data-support exemption requests to their regulators for case-by-case resource allocation decisions

Maximize safety for one and for all

  • Gain 360° understanding of crew fatigue – Comparing crew fatigue data with flight data, and factoring in weather conditions, time of day, flight leg, planning variables, and airline demographics, gives unprecedented insight into the causes and effects of fatigue
  • Optimize resource allocation – With data at their fingertips, airlines can allocate crews to flights to ensure optimal performance
  • Develop effective and flexible fatigue management strategies – Analyzing individual airline results in conjunction with data from across the industry enables KPIs and SPIs to be more confidently set, and provides avenues for exploration
  • Fuel the development of standards and changes in regulations – A global repository to which all airlines contribute data will benefit the entire industry, feeding new research and changes to our operational framework

A complete toolset in development

IATA Fatigue Aware aims to provide everything you need to capture and analyze fatigue and performance data:

  • Crew fatigue-measurement apps – To capture subjective and objective data through specialized apps, integrated into EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) applications, to easily establish baselines and monitor fatigue
  • Individual airline Fatigue Information Repository (FIR) – To centralize data from your crews' fatigue-measurement applications, your own organizational sources , and external providers, to understand how performance is affected at your airline
  • IATA Fatigue Data Exchange Repository (FDxR) – To access unprecedented insights based on data and research from the entire industry, and to cross-reference with your own data to develop better management and mitigation strategies
  • Powerful analytics – To slice and dice your multiple variables, adding in industry comparisons, to obtain full understanding of how fatigue affects performance

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