Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Fatigue has been studied extensively within the ranks of commercial airline pilots, and for them, regulations have been modified several times to include various rest and work periods. These regulations are often supplemented by union provisions found in contracts with airlines. Conversely, Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) have been largely overlooked, especially in the general aviation industry. The goals of this research project are to determine (a) if any rest/work rules are in place for 14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 145 AMTs, and (b) the body of literature on fatigue in relation to operational errors by AMTs. Note: Any Part and Subpart of Title 14 CFR (e.g. Part 121.377) mentioned in this study will be henceforth prefaced with “Part.”