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News Flash NOV'18
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Interjet Selects the Boeing Alertness Model

Interjet, a highly successful Mexican operator with nearly 300 daily flights, has decided to implement the Boeing Alertness Model (BAM) in support of their crew planning processes that uses Jeppesen Crew Pairing and Rostering optimizers.
"At Interjet we value very much KPI-driven planning where we use optimizers addressing the bigger picture in terms of crew efficiency, roster quality and fatigue risk", says Jose Luis Ayala, Human Factors Manager at Interjet. "BAM will provide us with an ability to control and reduce fatigue risk up-front, while preserving other desirable properties of the end product", he continues.
Fernando Leiva, Sales Director, adds, "We are delighted to see Interjet join other Jeppesen customers addressing risk pro-actively on a larger scale, and not only by adjusting a few flights at the end of the process which has marginal impact on risk. We look forward to serve Interjet for many years to come."
The Boeing Alertness Model is able to interact and guide crew planning optimizers in real-time, enabling the reduction of risk while sequencing flights for the crew. BAM, a validated proxy for human physiology, thus becomes part of the application itself, providing a more granular safety net than just rules alone. Please find more information about BAM here.

Controlled Rest on the Flight Deck

The Flight Safety Foundation just recently published a document with an overview of controlled flight deck rest, aimed at assisting operators in their implementation and usage of such procedures. The document nicely references the relevant science  
The document is called Controlled Rest on the Flight Deck: a Resource for Operators, and was put together by the Fatigue Countermeasures Working Group and is found through this link.

Five Trillion Predictions using BAM

A significant milestone was passed last month. On November 17, at 06:51 CET, the Boeing Alertness Model (BAM) was used by Jeppesen customers for predicting alertness for five trillion (5,000,000,000,000) flight assignments as part of their crew management processes! After nearly a decade after first introduction, BAM is still the only commercially available fatigue model that can be used in real-time with crew planning optimizers while generating and optimizing crew pairings and rosters, guiding the results away from risk. While the optimizers are running, they produce a huge amount of potential flight sequences that are evaluated and ’priced’ with BAM incorporated into the objective function -- in part explaining the extensive usage. 

The ’5 trillion milestone’ was suitably celebrated in a ceremony at Jeppesen Gothenburg with a plaque commemorating the event. "We are extremely proud to now pass this milestone, but also over the exponential growth in BAM usage over the past few years and the trust our customers instill in Jeppesen", says David Karlsson, Mathematical Modelling Expert and Technology Lead. (Picture: David Karlsson being congratulated by Peter Andersson, Vice President Crew Solutions)
Please find below additional reading about BAM usage with crew optimizers: 

Doing it Right, and Doing the Right Thing?

Effective fatigue risk management is all about being able to answer these four simple questions:
  1. Where in your operation do you have the highest risk for the next fatigue related incident or accident?
  2. How do you know that?
  3. What do you do about it?
  4. How effective is it?
ICAO guidance stipulates basing a FRMS on data and science; ‘data‐driven decisions based on scientifically valid principles and measurements’. Yet, there are many airlines that in practice run an ‘opinion-driven FRMS’ where the feedback from just a few individuals guides their actions. Fatigue can be highly individual and what occurs during time off may also have a big impact on experienced fatigue during work hours. For this reason, operators would need to exercise caution when drawing conclusions about roster design when using fatigue reports or feedback from a few SMEs. It may be that data, even if accurate, isn’t representative for the population. Many operators are, unfortunately, acting on information reflecting less than 0.1% of the population, which is not what ICAO meant with ‘data-driven’. (Please find here our popular one-page version of the ICAO guidance visualizing a FRMS.)

However, more and more operators are now working with the ‘bigger picture’, performing structured data collection in larger quantities and taking input from validated science through bio-mathematical models for assessing the entire operation with advanced analytics. Did you know that both large-scale data collection and a broader ’health check’ of your full operation can be done quickly, easily and at minimal costs? Please contact us for more information about this and learn about the power of CrewAlert, BAM and Jeppesen Concert. Find out how your fatigue risk has evolved for each fleet, base, rank over the last five years - and what you can do about it going forward, making a real difference.

Meet up with the Jeppesen experts:

DEC 4-5: FRM Training Course, Gothenburg
MAR 12-14: Fatigue Management Seminar & Workshop, Singapore 
APR 1-3: Flight Operational Forum, Olso
APR 11-12: FRM Training Course, Gothenburg
MAY 14-15: Jeppesen Crew and Fleet Developer Partners Conference, Gothenburg 
Missed out on the previous NewsFlash? It's right here.
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