An Analysis of the Effects of Current Flight Limitations and Sleep Deprivation on Objective and Subjective Fatigue Levels and Flying Skills of Commercial Airline Pilots

Transcontinental and transoceanic routes, night-time departures and early-morning arrivals are now all regular occurrences in the aviation industry. Such is the case that today’s flight operations now work on a pressurised 24/7 timetable. Recent survey findings suggest high incidences of sleep disturbance and fatigue among pilots in the cockpit. The aim of this research is to investigate the effects and impact of sleep deprivation and fatigue on commercial airline pilots’ … Continue reading An Analysis of the Effects of Current Flight Limitations and Sleep Deprivation on Objective and Subjective Fatigue Levels and Flying Skills of Commercial Airline Pilots