Fatigue Management

Fatigue Management

The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) database contains over 300 narrative reports by flight crews reporting fatigue as the cause of operational errors. Errors include altitude and module deviations, fuel miscalculations, landing without a clearance, and landing on the incorrect runway or at the wrong airport. Fatigue has also been cited by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as a causal factor in many accidents. This module is designed to raise awareness on the causes of fatigue and countermeasures to reduce or mitigate the effects of fatigue in aviation.

The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites Fatigue Management training. This training module satisfies that NBAA training recommendation.

There is a separate version of Fatigue Management for maintenance. The Fatigue Management module for maintenance can be used for one hour of credit towards IA Renewal. FAA Course Acceptance Number: C-IND-IM-160330-K-006-001.


Fatigue Management training is included with the Crew Resource Management training in accordance with FAR 135.330.
The module complies with Chapter 12 of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) management strategy for all employees on "appropriate initial and recurrent training and education regarding preventive and operational fatigue countermeasures." The Business Aviation Safety Consortium (BASC) standard requires Fatigue training.
  • Issue of Fatigue
  • Causes and Symptoms
  • Countermeasures