Canada’s pilot fatigue rules are changing… maybe

On February 12, 2009, at around 10:20 PM a Dash 8 Q400 operated by the regional airline Colgan Air for Continental Airlines crashed near Clarance Center, New York killing all 49 passengers and crew, plus one person on the ground. The investigation that followed identified many causes, but there was one area that made a big impact on US aviation laws - fatigue.

Pilot Incapacitation

  The Australian Safety Bureau has published an interesting report on Pilot Incapacitation from data collected between 2010 and 2014. The data included incidents reported in Australia and on Australian registered aircraft. Pilot incapacitation is when a pilot is unable to continue their┬áduties due to a medical related issue or a change in the working [...]