Clockwork Research, a U.K.-based fatigue risk management consultancy, is conducting a survey of the operational practice of controlled rest on the flight deck. The objectives of the survey are to identify where controlled rest is practiced across the world, how different controlled rest procedures are structured, and to improve understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of controlled rest, according to the company.
According to Clockwork Research, “Controlled rest occurs when a pilot, who is part of a two-pilot operating crew, is temporarily relieved of operational duties and follows a company ‘controlled rest procedure’ for taking a period of rest and sleep (nap) in-seat on the flight deck. Controlled rest is not taken in the cabin or bunk and is not used to defer or to extend flight and duty time.”
Alexandra Holmes, Ph.D., one of the founders of Clockwork Research, presented on controlled rest at Flight Safety Foundation’s recently completed International Air Safety Summit in Dublin.
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