Guidance for operators

When assessing Flight and Duty Schemes under the current regulatory framework, we apply the Assessment of Flight and Duty Time Schemes Procedure [PDF 56 KB].

This procedure lays out our expectations and the process we currently use to assess schemes for the regulation of flight and duty times that fall outside Advisory Circular AC119-2 Air operations - Fatigue of flight crew.

ICAO's approach

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has set the fundamental standards for fatigue management in aviation. Its website presents an excellent summary on the approaches to fatigue management, supported by comprehensive resources and guidance material. This includes valuable information from the 2016 Symposium on Fatigue Management Approaches in Aviation.

ICAO – Fatigue Management(external link)

A range of other resources are available online, including rules in other jurisdictions, industry presentations, and academic research. We've collated some of them for your convenience in the links below.