San Diego, CA, April 16, 2014 - The Flight Safety Foundation announced today the release of the Duty/Rest Guidelines for Business Aviation, a joint effort with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). This report is an update to FSF's "Principles and Guidelines for Duty and Rest Scheduling in Corporate and Business Aviation," which originally was published by FSF in February 1997.
The report is the creation of NBAA's Fatigue Task Force, headed by Leigh White. The intent of the update was to consider scientific advances in the past 17 years, and to identify how those advances should influence today's recommended practices for duty and rest scheduling.
According to Ms. White in the forward to the report, "This combined effort set out to achieve a consensus that meets the safety and operational goals of the general aviation community. Similar analyses of various industry sectors are being done throughout the world by regulatory authorities that have predominantly focused on commercial air transport."
The Fatigue Task Force consisted of the leading scientists in the fatigue management and industry experts, with experience in all parts of flight operation. The goal was to develop and publish a guide that is practical, easy to understand and easy to implement.
Ms. White, President of Alertness Solution, gave a presentation about this new report at the 59th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit in San Diego earlier today. In the interest of industry safety, this report is available for no charge on the FSF website at www.flightsafety.org/dutyrest2014 .