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Fatigue Management Fundamentals (e-learning)

About the Course

Fatigue degrades various types of human performance and is inevitable in a 24/7 industry like aviation.

It is a very real hazard that is a prime causal factor in many accidents and is associated with many functions of operations. Regulators therefore require that fatigue be included in safety analysis. Consequently, more and more airlines, ANSPs, and service providers are actively managing fatigue.

This eLearning course on Fatigue Management will provide you with foundational knowledge in the domain. You will gain a clear understanding that fatigue cannot be eliminated, so it must be managed. Learn how to analyze and mitigate fatigue to reduce exposure to accidents and manage your operations to fatigue risk. Among others, this will enable you to know where you can increase your duty and where you need to reduce it.


Once you have completed the exam or the duration of the Course elapses, you will not be able to access the course contents.

What You will Learn

Upon completing this Course, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the scientific principles of fatigue and their influences on flight safety
  • Recognize the impact of fatigue regulation on operations
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches to fatigue management
  • Define the operational and organizational part of the Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) concept

Course Contents

The Key Topics Include:

  • The role of fatigue in accidents
  • Sleep science
  • The influence of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-REM sleep on flight operations
  • Fatigue Risk Management

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Crew resource management and human factors staff
  • Safety department staff
  • Pilots, cabin crew managers and instructors
  • Regulators (Civil Aviation Authorities)
  • Ground staff, crew planning, shift workers (maintenance, ramp agents, etc.)
  • Aeronautical systems technicians, engineers, etc.
  • Staff from ANSP’s working in safety related roles
Exam Information

If you need help studying this course, click here to connect with a Tutor/Expert. The Tutor/Expert will help you by teaching you the ab initio of Aviation, and some aviation terms.

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