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The following announcement is posted in response to a request from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently reviewing international rules, regulations, policies and directives that govern aviation crew rest for Flight (Cabin) Attendants. Flight Attendants appear to be at risk of experiencing fatigue associated with length of duty, sleep loss, circadian rhythm disruption, workload, and nutrition. Incident/Accident reports suggest an association between fatigue and performance.

The FAA is making a comparison study of the differences and similarity between countries/states around the world and is interested in learning how other countries/states address Flight Attendant fatigue issues and with what results.

If you have written rules, regulations, policies or directives that address flight (cabin) attendant fatigue/crew rest, we would greatly appreciate if you would email us a (English version) copy so we may include your country/state in the comparison study.

Please send your English version copy to: joy.banks@faa.gov

Thank you for your consideration.

Joy Banks, M.A.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
AAM-510, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI)
Human Factors Research
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Tel. +1-405-954-2438