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Azul to use SAFTE-FAST in support of Fatigue Risk Management

Sao Paulo - February 01, 2017 - IBR, a global leader in fatigue risk management, today announced that Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras (Azul) has chosen IBR's SAFTE-FAST Console to support their Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) processes in support of their flight operations. "The SAFTE-FAST Console is an important next step in our already mature FRM procedures," said Captain Ivan Carvalho, Head of Quality and Safety at Azul. "It will enable us to quickly analyze fatigue risks and implement mitigations. It will also allow us to correlate the effects of fatigue with operational data."

The SAFTE-FAST Console is a Windows-based application capable of assessing fatigue throughout all operational phases from planning, day-of-operations and post-flight analysis. More than 30 airline customers worldwide use IBR's SAFTE-FAST fatigue modeling software. "We are very excited to help Azul achieve their robust Fatigue Risk Management goals" said IBR's President and Chief Scientist, Dr. Steve Hursh. "SAFTE-FAST enables Azul to quickly identify fatigue outliers and mitigate their impact throughout the airline's operation."

About IBR and SAFTE-FAST
IBR is a non-profit research and behavioral sciences non-profit organization with extensive experience advising government and industry on fatigue mitigations and the exclusive source for the SAFTE-FAST model for aviation. SAFTE-FAST is the Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) software used by customers worldwide, including all five major scheduled airlines in the United States along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and numerous military and government agencies.

About Azul
Azul is a Brazilian based airline that flies to over 100 different destinations making it responsible for a third of the country's take-offs. Apart from being the airline with the biggest number of destinations in the country, it employees over 10,000 people and has a fleet of 125 aircraft. The quality of its services is proven by innumerous awards, such as "The best low-cost airline in South America" given out by Skytrax to Azul six times in a row.

SAFTE-FAST poised for future growth with addition of new team members

Baltimore, MD - September 29, 2016 - IBR, a global leader in fatigue risk management, today announced that it has added Robert Mora as Director, Product Management, Ben Brown as Director, Software Development, and Murray McGrath as Director, Commercial Services. The addition of the new team is timely for more than 30 airline customers using IBR's SAFTE-FAST fatigue modeling software to support their Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) and safety of their flight operations.

Mora, Brown and McGrath all have years of experience working at airlines and flight operations solutions providers. In their roles, Mora is responsible for product management and navigates the company's product roadmap by evolving the SAFTE-FAST Console to meet future needs of its customers and retiring legacy applications. Brown will be responsible for all software development and the implementation of new tools and processes designed to streamline the software release process. McGrath will be responsible for the company's commercial services, and will focus on sales, account management, customer support and marketing.

"We are very excited to have Robert, Ben and Murray join our team," said IBR's President and Chief Scientist, Dr. Steve Hursh. "Their experience and leadership are great assets as IBR continues to grow its SAFTE-FAST product to meet the needs of our customers and new markets."

About IBR and SAFTE-FAST
IBR is a non-profit research and behavioral sciences non-profit organization with extensive experience advising government and industry on fatigue mitigations and the exclusive source for the SAFTE-FAST model for aviation. SAFTE-FAST is the Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) software used by customers worldwide, including all five major scheduled airlines in the United States along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and numerous military and government agencies.