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ID (ISN) del documento109510
Número CIS 09-464
ISSN - Título de la serie 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Powell D., Spencer M.B., Holland D., Petrie K.J.
Título Fatigue in two-pilot operations: Implications for flight and duty time limitations
Información bibliográfica Nov. 2008, Vol.79, No.11, p.1047-1050. Illus. 7 ref.
Resumen Fatigue is an important consideration in two-pilot commercial flights as there is little opportunity for in-flight rest. This study investigated the role of duty length and time of day on fatigue. Pilots flying two-pilot operations ranging from 3-12h completed fatigue ratings prior to descent at the end of each flight over a 12-week period. A total of 3023 usable ratings were collected. It was found that time of day had a marked effect on the pattern of fatigue at the start of the duty and on the rate at which fatigue levels increased, with the highest levels in the circadian low (from 2 to 6 a.m.). Fatigue also increased with the length of duty and was 0.56 points higher at the end of a two-sector compared with a single-sector duty. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) fatiga; aviones; transportes aéreos; horarios de trabajo; duración del trabajo
Descriptores (secundarios) apreciación subjetiva; valoración de la fatiga; ritmo circadiano
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaNueva Zelandia
Tema(s) Fisiología del trabajo
Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Air transportation
Hours of work