Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) and Safety Case Training for Regulators (LIVE virtual Classroom)



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About the course

3-day (12 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) and Safety Case Training for Regulators  aviation training course

Fatigue is acknowledged as a critical element in aviation safety. Regulators need to guide and oversee the development and maintenance of Safety Cases to support moving from the prescriptive approach to the performance-based Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) approach. Regulators need to be knowledgeable about building Safety Cases, writing Guidance Material for the Service Providers they regulate, and developing robust regulatory oversight and audit practices for Fatigue Risk Management Systems. Benefit from the latest information from world-leading safety regulators, operators and scientific organizations.

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Course Code: TCVT-99-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 12 hours to complete and be held over 3 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants should have prior knowledge of the different ICAO-approved approaches for fatigue risk management and your State’s proposed regulations and guidance material.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Analyze the latest information from world leading safety regulators, operators and scientific organizations to assist in the building of safety cases
  • Evaluate Biomathematical Fatigue Models with a focus on their uses, abuses and limitations
  • Choose FRMS Safety Performance Indicators (SPI), targets, and monitoring processes
  • Contribute to the development of Guidance Material for operators overseen by your State
  • Help formulate robust regulatory oversight and audit practices.

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Update on fatigue science and its applications in FRMS implementation.
  • Introduction to the development and use of FRMS safety performance indicators
  • Implications for regulators and service providers of the different ICAO-approved fatigue risk management approaches
  • Detailed coverage of FRM processes and FRMS safety assurance processes
  • A review of regulatory processes and issues for FRMS implementation.
  • Safety cases, both for supporting a variance from the prescriptive approach and for use
  • How an operator builds and validates a safety case.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • CAA and Aviation Regulator staff
  • FRMS Project staff, management leads responsible for pilot projects
  • Flight Operations Inspectors especially those responsible for building FRMS capacity in a State
  • Standards and subject matter experts on flight and duty times and FRMS

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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