Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)

Benefit from the latest in scientific discoveries and developments in the management of risk posed by fatigue in aviation.

Who should attend

  • Air Crew
  • Airline Operations Managers
  • Safety Managers from Airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities

Recommended level: Professional and Management

The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

What you will learn

  • Benefit from the new discoveries about fatigue, and how to mitigate its effect on aviation safety
  • Learn how to manage fatigue in a systematic way
  • Be brought up to date on the industry documentation relating to Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)
  • Learn how to implement an FRMS in your organization
  • Understand how a FRMS can be integrated into a Safety Management System (SMS)

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Course content

  • Description of a Fatigue Risk Management System
  • Comparison with the traditional methods of air crew fatigue risk management
  • The benefits of introducing FRMS
  • Lessons from science: sleep science; circadian rhythms; shift work; jet lag; the use of bio-mathematical models; measuring crew member fatigue
  • FRMS policy and documentation including numerous examples of FRMS policy statements
  • The steps in Fatigue Risk Management Processes
  • FRMS Safety Assurance Processes
  • FRMS promotion including Training Programs
  • FRMS Implementation
  • How to build the culture of trust for a collaborative approach to FRMS implementation
  • EASA regulations and applications
  • Reference material: Fatigue Management Guide for Airline Operators, 2nd Edition, 2015; ICAO Annex 6, Parts 1 and II; ICAO Annex 19; ICAO Doc 9966 Manual for the Oversight of Fatigue Management Approaches; ICAO Doc 9859 SMM
Category Price (USD, before taxes)
Non-Members $2,100.00
Members $1,785.00
Developing Nations $1,470.00

A regional course fee is applicable to course participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Poland, Moldova and Hungary.

We will be happy to assist with your travel arrangements to Riga as well as hotel bookings.



Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)