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DB&A Joins ICAO Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) Task Force

November 1, 2013

The International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, began efforts in 2013 to address fatigue in Air Navigation Service Provider, ANSP, air traffic control operations.  The efforts are intended to develop new Standard and Recommended Practices, SARPS, for member country regulators and ANSPs.  DB&A, as part of its ongoing support to the US Federal Aviation Administration fatigue risk management efforts in Air Traffic Operations, has joined the ICAO FRM Task Force and will be conducting a review of existing flight ops FRM SARPS and recommending edits to customize them for the AN

DB&A leads FRM Workshop for FAA Air Traffic Organization

October 31, 2013

DB&A provided expert facilitation and fatigue risk management services to conduct of a safety risk management panel to help define mitigations that reduce fatigue-related hazards associated with work schedules for air traffic controllers in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Traffic Organization.  This work continues our ongoing support to the FAA's FRM Program since its inception in 2009.

DB&A Supports IATA Flight Crew Fatigue Education

June 1, 2013

DB&A provided expert support to the development of flight crew fatigue and alertness management education for our business partner M3 Alertness Management in support of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  This effort continues DB&A's commitment to supporting the international air services community with innovative human performance solutions.

Dave Buczek Presents Fatigue Risk Management Systems at AIHce Conference in Montreal, Canada

May 20, 2013

Dave Buczek, President of DB&A, presented on Fatigue Risk Management Systems at the AIHce international conference and symposium in Montreal, Canada.  The presentation, part of a panel of topics on fatigue risk management in the construction sub-section, discussed the elements of a fatigue risk management system, and introduced the DB&A concept of developing a Project Fatigue ProfileTM as a way to quickly identify and assess project or operational fatigue risks.

DB&A and George Mason University Deliver Fatigue Risk Management Seminar

May 1, 2013

Today, DB&A and George Mason University School of Law, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, delivered a Fatigue Risk Management in Aviation Operations symposium.  Whether it is flight operations, maintenance, or airport operations, today's 24/7 aviation industry must understand and mitigate fatigue hazards in order to maintain alertness and safety.  The symposium equipped attendees with the knowledge and approaches necessary to effectively fight fatigue in the operational setting.  The human physiology of fatigue and the hazards it represents in

DB&A Conducts Fatigue Risk Management Workshop for Alaska Airlines

February 1, 2013

DB&A continued its efforts to support Alaska Airlines with Fatigue Risk Management in its flight operations by delivering a training and analysis workshop with key flight ops, safety and union representatives.  The workshop delivered education on new business processes the airline can adopt to conduct analysis of fatigue reports and city pair fatigue analysis.  DB&A also presented its findings and recommendations related to analysis of existing fatigue reports, analysis of ten key city pair schedule lines for the airline.  Also delivered was schedule alertness guidanc

Dave Buczek Presents Fatigue Risk Management at SARMA Conference

December 12, 2012

Dave Buczek, DB&A of President, delivered a session on managing fatigue risk in operations as an important component of critical infrastructure protection at the SARMA (Security Analysis and Risk Management Association) conference held at George Mason University Law School, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security in Arlington, Virginia.  The well received presentation focused on identifying fatigue hazards, classifying risks and mitigating fatigue to maintain operational integrity in critical infrastructure sectors.

Dave Buczek Presents on Human Performance at Authentic Leadership Conference

October 15, 2012

Dave Buczek, DB&A President, today presented a session on human performance at the Authentic Leadership Summit, 2012, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The well received presentation focused on methods for maintaining peak performance from yourself and your employees in our sleep deprived culture.

DB&A Awarded Contract to Support Fatigue Risk Management at Alaska Airlines

October 1, 2012

DB&A has been awarded a contract to assist Alaska Airlines with Fatigue Risk Management in its flight operations.  The contract will focus on educating key safety managers about fatigue risk management, analyzing fatigue reports, and conducting city-pair analysis of key flight segments.  The work is expected to take three to four months and will ultimately equip the airline with the skills and business processes to conduct these activities with internal resources.

DB&A and George Mason University Deliver Fatigue Risk Management Training

June 26, 2012

Today, DB&A in partnership with the George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security delivered a Fatigue Risk Management Executive Seminar to attendees from the aviation, rail, trucking and law enforcement communities.  The seminar raised awareness of the risks and liabilities associated with fatigue in 24/7 operations and provided guidance on ways to mitigate and manage fatigue through a Fatigue Risk Management System.  DB&A CEO Maria Buczek stated "Fatigue poses a real risk in safety critical industries.  Our hope is to crea