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Find the latest articles, reports, and news coverage on fatigue science and the Safer Skies campaign.
Fatigue led to Air Canada pilot’s near collision, says safety board: Here’s what pilots say Transport Canada should do Global News reports a day after the NTSB released its findings regarding Air Canada flight 759. VIDEO: CTV National News: Perilous chain of events CTV National News interviews ACPA MEC Chair, Captain Matt Hogan, on fatigue issues facing Canadian pilots.  U.S. safety board cites fatigue as factor in Air Canada near miss The Toronto Star reports on the fatigue factor following the National Transportation Safety Board's report on the AC759 near-miss in San Francisco.  Good reasons to worry about aviation safety Given Transport Canada’s consistent record of ignoring Parliament, MPs can expect these recommendations will be given little more than lip service. It is time for Parliament to put Transport Canada on a shorter leash where disclosure is the rule. Fighting Fatigue Results in Financial Gains The Sleep Matters Initiative describes a host of negative organizational outcomes resulting from fatigue related to sleep issues. Statement from the Chair on fatigue management – A crucial component of transportation safety The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is encouraged that Transport Canada has taken steps to improve transportation safety through proposals to enhance fatigue management in both the rail sector and commercial aviation. Myths and Facts Transport Canada’s Pilot Fatigue Regulations SAFER SKIES COALITION - Executive Summary Response to consultation for Canada Gazette, Part I – Flight Crew Member Hours of Work and Rest Periods Minister Garneau's Last Chance for Safer Skies Pilot Coalition Asks Minister to Fix Flawed Aviation Fatigue Rules. W5 investigation: Startling number of pilots report routinely falling asleep in the skies Kevin Newman investigates how when it comes to pilot fatigue, Canadian regulations are way behind those in most countries. Pilot fatigue | A growing safety concern after narrowly averted Air Canada disaster The issue of pilot fatigue, a longtime safety concern for Canadian pilots, has drawn renewed attention after Air Canada’s stunning close call in June at San Francisco's airport. Time is running out to sign the petition calling on the federal government for Safer Skies Canada’s proposed aviation safety regulations do not comply with science or international standards. Canada's Proposed Fatigue Regulations Fall Short of Ensuring Safer Skies Regulations proposed by Transport Canada are inconsistent with NASA's scientific recommendations Canada's aviation fatigue rules fall short of science: U.S. peers The Air Canada Pilots Association’s CEO, Milt Isaacs, writes in to Ottawa’s The Hill Times to share pilots’ concerns over Canada’s outdated fatigue rules. Pilots invite Canadians to join campaign for Safer Skies Canada's four largest pilot groups join forces to launch Safer Skies – a campaign to petition Transportation Minister Marc Garneau for stronger aviation fatigue regulations. Engineer fatigue a serious problem according to TSB investigator A Global News video that highlights the increased risk of accidents, error, and injury to shift workers because of fatigue and the disruption it causes to their circadian rhythm.  Pilots are too often flying when tired A study released by the London School of Economics (LSE) that found 50% of pilots surveyed did not believe their employers took the issue of pilot fatigue seriously. Figuring out fatigue: A tired brain can hinder performance as much as a tired muscle For professional athletes, researchers are beginning to understand that a tired brain can negatively affect performance as much as a tired muscle. To the N.F.L., 40 Winks Is as Vital as the 40-Yard Dash New technology is helping athletes and shift workers around the world understand and monitor the relationship between sleep and performance. Fatigue management systems for train crews Canada’s Transportation Safety Board puts fatigue on its annual Watchlist Bulletin, citing the pervasiveness of fatigue in the transportation industry and the negative effect it has on human performance. Canadian Flight and Duty Times: The Urgent Need for Change An Air Canada Pilots Association report provides a detailed analysis of the urgent need for safer rest rules for long-haul flights at night. Pilot Fatigue The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) believe fatigue is now the biggest single threat to flight safety. Airline pilot wins major legal victory on fatigue Captain Mike Simkins was suspended by Thomas Cook Airlines and threatened with dismissal after refusing to fly with over 200 passengers due to fatigue; he fought back and secured a major legal victory. UK pilots' union says fatigue is biggest threat to air safety UK pilots continue to warn the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority about the dangers of fatigue, and the importance of basing aviation regulations on scientific and medical expertise.