Apr 13-14, 2024

Fatigue Management Course

Tokyo, Japan

General Information

13 - 14 April 2024, Japan

The IFALPA Fatigue Management (FM) Course is intended for all parties involved in the management of fatigue in aviation operations. The course is not intended to replicate or replace basic FM training for line pilots, which is usually provided by the operator.

Participation in the course is suited to:

  • Pilot members of an IFALPA Member Association (MA) intending to be a “fatigue-management-champion” with their MA.
  • Pilot representatives participating in their operator’s Fatigue Safety Action Group (FSAG) or fatigue committee.
  • Other FSAG participants, such as: Safety Managers, Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) Managers, and Regulators involved in the oversight of FM.

Facilitators will lead participants through the established fatigue science and standards to progressively build up their knowledge of the available resources so they are able to put these into practice in real-world situations.

Two days of instruction and discussion in FM culminate in simulated FSAG practical exercises. This is an intensive course and attendees should expect a full interactive schedule and course prereading requirements. 

Course Fee: $400 CAD, includes coffee breaks, (Lunch not included).

Course Details

IFALPA Fatigue Management Course participants will become familiar with the theory of fatigue management and fatigue risk management as it applies to aviation.

The course places emphasis on the practical application of the concepts and will encourage participants to become fatigue champions for their associations or organizations.

Course Outline

  • ICAO Fatigue Management SARPs and their Intent
  • Background of Fatigue
  • Fatigue Countermeasures
  • Measuring Fatigue
  • Safety Reporting Requirements
  • Managing Fatigue
  • Hazard Identification and Safety Performance Indicators
  • Biomathematical Modelling (BMM)
  • Components of an FRMS
  • The Fatigue Safety Action Group (FSAG)
  • Review exercises
  • Common mistakes to Avoid when implementing Fatigue Management

About the Instructors

Cpt. George Karambilas

Cpt. George Karambilas is a B747 pilot with Cargolux Airlines Luxembourg, a cargo airline. Past member of the Cargolux FSAG. Completed an ICAO SMS Course. Past Chairman and Vice Chair of the ECA FTL Working Group. He has been a crew representative in his airline for 23 years and has helped to develop the the Peer Support Programme. Participates at the EASA FTL Study Mirror Group.

Mr. Lachlan Gray 

Mr. Lachlan Gray is a commercial airline pilot and fatigue management and aviation safety expert based in Australia with experience mostly flying Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft. He is a Co-Chair of the IFALPA Fatigue Management Working Group (FMWG). Has experience in safety advocacy to Government on a range of aviation standards and reform matters and has tertiary qualifications in aviation management and human factors. Is currently working for the Australian Federation of Air Pilots in a safety advocacy and representative role that includes a focus on a wide array of matters in addition to fatigue management, including those associated with airspace and aerodromes. 

Dr. Antti Tuori

Dr. Antti Tuori is a commercial airline pilot, a medical doctor with a subspeciality in aviation medicine, and EASA Aeromedical Examiner. Working actively in Finnair as captain of airbus 350 and 330 and as EASA Aeromedical Examiner. A vice chair of IFALPA (International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations) Human Factors committee being in charge of medical issues. Member of Training, Licensing & Operations group in European Cockpit Association. Has been involved in different ICAO and EASA aeromedical activities. A crew representative for Occupational Safety and Fatigue Action group and coordinator of the Peer Support Group in Finnair.

Fees & Cancellations

Course Fee: $400 CAD, includes coffee breaks, (Lunch not included).

The cost of personal travel, accommodations, and additional meals are not included and are the responsibility of individual attendees. 

Cancellation Policy:  Please be advised that refunds will not be allowed after 30 March 2024

Venue and Accommodation

Course Venue: TBD

Recommended hotel: Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport Terminal 3

Scholarship Opportunities from IPASF

The InterPilot Aviation Safety Foundation (“IPASF” or “the Foundation”) – is an independent, non-profit, international organization established to advance the piloting profession by offering scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to individuals wishing to attend aviation safety, training, and educational courses. IPASF works in partnership with IFALPA and Aero Montreal.

If you would like to learn more about the Foundation, and apply for funding please visit www.interpilot.org.

Tokyo Registration

13 - 14 April 2024

Registration deadline: 30 March 2024