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Stories from 2010

Private jet and charter pilots not covered by FAA fatigue regulation

US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)  pilot fatigue measures are being scrutinised after reports that proposed regulations will not cover an estimated 11,000 corporate and charter aircraft currently operating. With corporate and charter flights also omitted from existing flight time limitations, operators are being urged to voluntarily adopt stricter guidelines until legislative changes are made....Read more

Clockwork drug driving report released

A Clockwork Research report has been published as a key supporting document to Sir Peter North's 'Report of the Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law'. Written by Clockwork's Dr Paul Jackson and Cassie Hilditch, 'A Review of Evidence Related to Drug Driving in the UK' summarises the prevalence of drug...Read more

Pilot fatigue possible contributor to Air India crash

Pilot fatigue is being considered as a possible contributor to the crash of Air India Express Flight IX-812 in Mangalore on May 22. 158 of the 166 people on board were killed when the Boeing 737-800 over-ran the runway on landing. The tragedy, India’s worst air accident for 14 years,...Read more

Jetairfly launch fatigue training for pilots and cabin crew

Belgian carrier Jetairfly is releasing Fatigue Awareness and Countermeasures Training (FACT) – in two separate versions tailored to meet the specific needs of both pilots and cabin crew. Developed by UK-based fatigue risk management specialists, Clockwork Research, both courses call upon a central core of well-established scientific research and form...Read more

FAA Senate Bill includes provisions against pilot fatigue

Legislation recently passed by the US Senate includes new controls against pilot fatigue and provisions to exclude inexperienced pilots from airlines. The FAA Reauthorisation Bill requires the The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to update rulings on pilot fatigue within a year of the bill’s enactment. This includes strictures covering pilot...Read more