CASA removes deadline for transition to Australia’s new fatigue risk management rules

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CEO and director of aviation safety Shane Carmody stated (22-Jan-2018) air operators and flying training organisations will have more time to transition to the new fatigue risk management rules. CASA has removed its original deadline of 30-Apr-2018 for organisations to either submit draft changes to operations manuals to comply with the new requirements or to apply for a fatigue risk management system. The decision to remove the deadline was based on the preliminary report of an independent review of the new fatigue rules. A new transition deadline will be announced after CASA fully considers all the recommendations contained in the final report of the independent review team. Operators can still choose to adopt the current fatigue regulations now, including a fatigue risk management system. [more – original PR]