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NTSB issues safety recommendations on controller fatigue
Last updated: 24 October 2014

published: 11 APR 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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NTSB investigations into four incidents and one accident provide clear and compelling evidence that controllers are sometimes operating in a state of fatigue because of
their work schedules and poorly managed utilization of rest periods between shifts and that fatigue has contributed to controller errors. This has prompted the NTSB to review the issue of controller fatigue and to recommend changes to controller work-scheduling policies and training requirements. Two are addressed to the FAA, one to NATCA. (NTSB)

» NTSB Safety Recommendations A07-30/32