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Pilot Fatigue in Short-Haul Operations: Effects of Duty Assignment, Working Environment, Stress, and Illness

Mohammad Hamsal, Faisal Adrian Zein


Abstract. Fatigue is very critical in the aviation sector due to it affects many passengers’ safety. However, there is a little research on what factors are associated with fatigue in short-haul pilots. The purpose of this study is to analyze factors that affect airline pilots of Boeing 737 fleet of Garuda Indonesia, which fly domestic and regional flights. Fatigue is defined as physical decline. Online survey by using questionnaires reached 234 returned samples. The results of this study show that pilot fatigue is affected by duty assignment, working environment, unresolved stress, and illness. These findings can contribute to reducing and managing pilot fatigue.

Keywords: Fatigue, Physical Decline, Airline Pilot, Risk Management, Operation, Human Factors


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