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Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) (Classroom, 3 days)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 409 participants from 52 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Benefit from the latest in scientific discoveries and developments in the management of risk posed by fatigue in aviation.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Recommended level: Professional and Management

The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

May 23 - May 25, 2017 - Canada, Montreal (IATA)
5 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

  • Benefit from the new discoveries about fatigue, and how to mitigate its effect on aviation safety
  • Learn how to manage fatigue in a systematic way
  • Be brought up to date on the industry documentation relating to Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)
  • Learn how to implement an FRMS in your organization
  • Understand how a FRMS can be integrated into a Safety Management System (SMS)

Course content

  • Description of a Fatigue Risk Management System
  • Comparison with the traditional methods of air crew fatigue risk management
  • The benefits of introducing FRMS
  • Lessons from science: sleep science; circadian rhythms; shift work; jet lag; the use of bio-mathematical models; measuring crew member fatigue
  • FRMS policy and documentation including numerous examples of FRMS policy statements
  • The steps in Fatigue Risk Management Processes
  • FRMS Safety Assurance Processes
  • FRMS promotion including Training Programs
  • FRMS Implementation
  • How to build the culture of trust for a collaborative approach to FRMS implementation
  • EASA regulations and applications
  • Reference material: Fatigue Management Guide for Airline Operators, 2nd Edition, 2015; ICAO Annex 6, Parts 1 and II; ICAO Annex 19; ICAO Doc 9966 Manual for the Oversight of Fatigue Management Approaches; ICAO Doc 9859 SMM

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  • Case studies and examples

Who should attend

  • Air Crew
  • Airline Operations Managers
  • Safety Managers from Airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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