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FAA Links

The FAA's Mechanics — This page, designed with the mechanic in mind, provides you with important information you need to know to do your job as an Aviation Maintenance Technician.

Includes: Safety Advisories and Alerts, Aircraft and Technical Information, Find Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO), How to Become a Mechanic, Licenses and Certificates, Forms, Regulations and Policies, Testing, Training, Awards

FAAST (Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team) — The FAAST's mission is to improve the Nation's aviation safety record by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education. Their maintenance hanger provides online resources, events and seminars, awards program submission, IA course providers, and special projects.

Fatigue Education

National Sleep Foundation — The National Sleep Foundation site is waking America to the importance of sleep. This site has important sleep facts and information with an audio and video library, helps find a sleep care center in your local area, sleep health products and books, and links to online communities. — has a number of sleep resources, including: a sleep hygiene guide, a sleep quiz, case studies, a sleep evaluation questionnaire, sleep diary, common treatments of sleep disorders, and information on sleep studies. — is an educational site devoted to improving sleep health worldwide. This site has information on sleep disorders, public sleep forums, sleep links, tips for better sleep, a sleep test, and links to sleep clinicians.

Quanta Dynamics, Inc. — Quanta Dynamics, Inc., provides a Sleep Times Newsletters and Podcasts. Easy-to-read, monthly e-newsletters provide the latest research and information about sleep and lifestyle issues. "Why Sleep?" Podcasts present short, lively, discussions that are played online. They provide information about various sleep and lifestyle topics.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine — The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the leader in setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research. You can get sleep fact sheets, journals, and information on sleep centers.

Education on Other Issues Associated with Fatigue

Sleep Apnea

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) — The ASAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. Visit their site for information on information on sleep apnea, resources, national wide support groups, videos, and support forums.


Internet Mental Health — provides useful information if anxiety is causing you sleep problems. This site provides information on stress management strategies.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

SAMHSA — The United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) website offers a national treatment center locator, educational materials, free advice or self-help booklets, and treatment protocols that you can browse in the privacy of your home if you are battling emotional, alcohol, or drug related problems.

International Resources

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — The ICAO, a UN Specialized Agency, is the global forum for civil aviation.

Transport Canada — Fatigue Risk Management System for Canadian Aviation Fatigue Risk Management toolbox.

Fatigue Scheduling Software

FAID® Schedule Modeling Tool — FAID® is a fatigue management tool developed from data collected at the University of South Australia. The tool can be used to develop optimal schedules for individuals or workforces. A trial version is available for individuals or companies.