Flight Time Limitations

2-day course | Classroom, Virtual & In-company training
  • Classroom courses in London Gatwick
  • Explore Flight Time Limitations (FTL) requirements
  • Learn about effects of fatigue on crew
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What is Flight Time Limitations?

Flight time limitations (FTL) are a set of prescriptive and performance related requirements focused on supporting the management of fatigue experienced by crew members. They contain numerical limitations, and set requirements for rest periods between duties and extended recovery rest. The FTL’s also include other elements of work that could generate fatigue and may affect flight safety. Performance related elements requiring operators to demonstrate how they put the patterns of work together to manage fatigue in their operational context are also included in the FTL.

Course Overview

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the intent and application of prescriptive Flight Time Limitations (FTL) requirements. The course can be offered based on either CAP371 or EASA Subpart FTL.

The course can be tailored to either a specific country’s FTL scheme or an operator’s approved scheme (where they are based on either UK or EU legislation).

The course will also develop the delegate’s understanding of ICAO’s fatigue management requirements and the importance of the interaction between the Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the application of the FTL scheme.

The course is designed to be interactive and where possible use examples and scenarios applicable to the delegate’s own types of operation.

This course is suitable for: airline crewing and rostering staff; airline managers; representatives from Flight and Cabin crew; and regulator staff with responsibility for the oversight of FTL schemes.

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Fatigue awareness
  • Cognitive and physical signs of Fatigue
  • FTL Scheme Definitions
  • Application of the requirements of the FTL scheme
  • The link between SMS and prescriptive FTL requirements, including the Operators Responsibilities
  • Fatigue Management Best Practice

By the end of this course delegates will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The effects of fatigue on crew
  • The specific FTL scheme requirements
  • How to apply the requirements
  • The link between the FTL scheme and the Safety Management System requirements


At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Correctly interpret the requirements
  • Understand the application of the scheme within their operational context
  • Identify best practice work solutions

Delegates would benefit from an awareness of prescriptive fatigue management approaches as described in ICAO Doc 9966.

Meet your Instructors

David Campbell

Safety Management Systems – Introduction
Safety Management Systems – Principles and Applications
Safety Management Systems – Small Organisations
Flight Time Limitations 

David has worked in Civil Aviation for 25 years, starting with a large Handling Agent at Manchester airport, followed by over 12 years for two large charter airlines working in Crew Logistics (Flight Time Limitations). David has been with the UK CAA for over 10 years auditing operators holding an Air Operator’s Certificate. David has been involved with Safety Management Systems (SMS) for 9 years. During that time he has overseen the implementation of SMS into the regulation and assessed many operators’ SMS for approval and as part of continued oversight. David has been delivering SMS Basic and Advanced courses for 6 years now both in the UK and overseas.

Additional Information

Course delivery methods

We offer two different ways to attend this course:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom Course: Embrace the traditional learning method by attending our physical training venue. Benefit from direct interaction with our instructors and fellow participants, creating an immersive and hands-on learning experience. To book a classroom course, please check the booking table at the top of this page and select your preferred training venue location.
  • Instructor-Led Virtual Course: Enjoy the flexibility of attending this training remotely from your home or office with our live virtual course. Engage in interactive learning from anywhere in the world. We usually use WebEx or Zoom for our virtual courses. To attend this course virtually, look for the ‘online’ venue option in the booking table above.

Please note that course durations may vary slightly between our face-to-face and virtual deliveries. Please refer to the start and end date of your chosen course.

Our goal is to offer flexible, effective and convenient course delivery methods that suit your preferences and learning needs. Please choose the option that works best for you!

If you can’t see a classroom or virtual option, we likely haven’t released the next set of dates. Please get in touch to find out when we’ll announce the new dates, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed once they are available or even add you to our waiting list.

In-company delivery

We can also tailor this training course to suit your organisation’s training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered at your organisation’s location – almost anywhere, worldwide. Please Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

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