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New Regulations for Air Traffic Services applicable by 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN44pqWfuOo EASA is bringing in new regulations to meet the ICAO SARPs that become applicable in January 2020. ANSPs will have to ensure that they are managing controller fatigue, and it should not be underestimated how long it can take to do this properly. EASA will require all operators to build...Read more

Sleep Well in Seattle 4 – Re-adapting to your home time zone

Our Research Director, Alex Holmes is excited to be in Seattle today for IASS 2018 with our Aviation Safety training and consulting colleagues from Baines Simmons . If, like Alex and the rest of the team there, you're 8 hours out of sync with jetlag, we offer some advice on...Read more

Sleep Well in Seattle 3 – sleep and alertness strategies to cope with jet lag

Sleep promoting strategies Consolidated sleep, whereby one sleep bout (e.g. seven to eight hours) at night is obtained during a 24-hour cycle, is preferable particularly for maintaining alertness during the day. To help you get a good night’s sleep, it is important that you sleep in an environment that is...Read more

Watches, clocks and body clocks!

Clock changes can disrupt our circadian rhythm, in terms of its timing e.g. when peaks and lows occur in the 24h cycle of hormones such as melatonin (the sleep hormone) that help regulate our sleep/wake cycle.  With the clock change, it’s darker earlier in the evening. This in turn can...Read more

Causal link between insomnia and depression

With the focus on World Mental Health day today, we wanted to highlight findings from the research community over recent years that shows a very strong link between insomnia and sleep disturbances and depression. A BMC Public Health study has also shown that there is an association between the length...Read more

CASA publishes modernisation of Australia’s fatigue rules

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has published updated fatigue management rules in response to independent review.  There will be a staged transition to the new rules with high capacity regular public transport operators required to transition to new fatigue rules by 30 September 2019 and all other air operators needing...Read more

Napping – Do’s and Don’ts

With the arrival of World Sleep Day on 16th March, our fatigue risk management experts at Clockwork Research say that napping done right is good for the brain and your work performance! But are you using the correct napping techniques? While a short nap at work cannot reverse severe sleep debt,...Read more

Clockwork Research supports Royal Aeronautical Society Fatigue in Maintenance conference

Clockwork Research is pleased to have been asked to support an upcoming conference being organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Human Factors Group: Engineering. The conference, entitled Staying Alert: Managing Fatigue in Maintenance, will take place in May 2017 at Cranfield University and feature speakers from the FAA, CAA as...Read more

Dr Camille Burban joins Clockwork Research

Clockwork Research is delighted to announce that Dr Camille Burban has joined the company as Senior Behavioural Researcher. Dr Camille Burban recently completed her PhD in Safety and Human Factors at the Safety and Air Accident Investigation Centre at Cranfield University, UK.  Her research examined the training needs for air...Read more