Scientific studies provide an in-depth understanding of contributors to fatigue in a specific part of the operation. They may be used to explore a specific part of the operation where fatigue is elevated but contributors are not clear, following a significant operational change (e.g. change in rest duration or workload), or to support a safety case
Safety cases consist of a scientific study and a supporting effective fatigue risk management system. Both of these must be approved by the regulator before the alternative means of compliance can be worked.
We are experienced in helping operators apply for safety cases in regulatory environments worldwide, including working with the regulator, building and/or increasing the effectiveness of the FRMS and conducting the scientific study that is designed to definitely demonstrate that fatigue is managed at least as well as working within the published flight time limitations.