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

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Benefit from the latest guidance on aviation fatigue management from the IATA Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) Task Force. Learn how to implement and maintain the fatigue management approach that applies to your company. The course is based on the: IATA-ICAO-IFALPA 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; and ICAO Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual (SMM).

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Dec 04 - Dec 06, 2019 - Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (MAB-RTP)
7 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Be up-to-date on the latest information on fatigue, and how to mitigate the effect of fatigue on aviation safety
  • Recognize current industry requirements and documentation relating to fatigue management
  • Explain the implications of the two different approaches to fatigue management and recognize which applies to your organization
  • Implement fatigue management and meet regulatory requirements

Course content

  • The relationship between fatigue and safety in aviation
  • Lessons from science: sleep science; circadian rhythms; shift work; jet lag; use of bio-mathematical models; measuring crew member fatigue
  • Comparison of an FRMS with the traditional methods of air crew fatigue risk management
  • The benefits of introducing an FRMS
  • How to implement an FRMS
  • 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
  • Measuring crew member fatigue
  • Investigating fatigue in reports, incidents, accidents

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  • Case studies
  • Examples

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • 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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