Pilot fatigue – a threat to safety

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Published by University of Leicester Press Office for University of Leicester in Central Government and also in Education

This year the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will agree new flight-time limitations (FTLs) for pilots. Many consider EASA’s proposal to relax FTLs a threat to safety. Britain’s FTLs are amongst the most stringent. Nevertheless, research published by Dr Simon Bennett of the University of Leicester’s Civil Safety and Security Unit in the Institute of Lifelong Learning shows that pilots can find themselves flying an aircraft many hours after waking. Over 20% of Dr Bennett&#...

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