Staying Alert: Managing Fatigue in Maintenance

9 May 2017

Cranfield University


09:00 - 17:00

Conference Highlight

The Human Factors Group: Engineering is hosting a one-day conference on the theme of fatigue in maintenance, welcoming industry professionals and the next generation of engineers and maintainers.

The risk of fatigue in aviation maintenance and engineering is not yet well understood. As industry appreciation of the benefits of regulated fatigue risk management in Flight Operations increases, the question of whether one safety critical operator’s alertness is more important than another’s remains unanswered.

This conference aims to show the benefits of extending alertness management strategies beyond the flight deck to all operational staff, and in particular those involved in maintenance and engineering.

With a mixture of plenary and workshop sessions, speakers will include sleep scientists and fatigue risk management specialists, the UK and US regulators as well as airlines and MROs who have started to systematically manage fatigue in maintenance.

Why Should you Attend?

 - Examine whether fatigue is really an issue in maintenance

 - Explore the challenges to managing fatigue without a regulation

 - Investigate how best to implement a fatigue risk management programme

 - Examine how to gain competitive advantage through alertness management


Non-Member: £110 + VAT
RAeS Corporate Partner £105 + VAT
RAeS Member £100 + VAT
RAeS Student / Apprentice £60 + VAT
RAeS Baseline Member

£70 + VAT



For accommodation, please visit our dedicated HotelMap for this event. 


Air Travel

London Luton

The nearest public airport is London Luton which is situated just off Junction 10 of the M1. For more information please click here.

From this airport you are able to catch a train direct from Luton Airport Parkway station to Bedford. On arrival at Bedford you can take a bus or taxi to the university.


Other Surrounding Airports

There are good airport links from several airports around Cranfield. These include:

- London Heathrow

- London Stansted

- London Gatwick

- Birmingham Airport




Cranfield University

Vincent Building Auditorium,

Cranfield University,



MK43 0AL