Archivo para la categoría ‘Informes / Memorandum’

Pilots flying with Diabetes and Insulin

Viernes, 17 de febrero de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

“Pilots With Diabetes” (PWD) is a group of former commercial and military pilots, aspiring commercial pilots and current private pilots, all with insulin-dependent diabetes. Currently only five countries worldwide allow private flying with insulin dependent diabetes (USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Israel) and one country allows multi-crew commercial flying (Canada). This could be interesting for any AME’s around the world.


** Canadian Guidelines for Pilots, Flight Engineers and ATC with Diabetes Mellitus

** Flying with Diabetes

Un investigador para la NASA desde Vigo

Miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

Tom√°s Camacho es el director m√©dico del laboratorio de Vigo, Lema y Band√≠n. Adem√°s¬† es el coordinador nacional del √°rea de toxicolog√≠a cl√≠nica de la Asociaci√≥n Espa√Īola de Toxicolog√≠a (AETOX) y √ļnico colaborador espa√Īol en el proyecto “Use of a modidief delphi process for establishing occupational exposure limits in support of health surveillance for space travelers”, que desarrolla el Johnson Space Center de la NASA y la Universidad de Texas. Gracias a Tom√°s por poner a nuestra disposici√≥n todo el material que publica la AETOX. Si quieres¬† recibir informaci√≥n regularmente, s√≥lo hay que mandarle un e-mail a


** Tom√°s Camacho: “Un investigador para la NASA desde Vigo” ¬†- El Correo Gallego-¬† 12/Feb/2012

** AETOX “Asociaci√≥n Espa√Īola Toxicolog√≠a/Secci√≥n Cl√≠nica”

Thrombosis Therapy & Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines 2012

Miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2012 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

The American College of Chest Physicians has released the 9th edition of its guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and thrombosis prevention. Published in Chest, the guidelines provide risk stratification recommendations for major clinical areas, including medical therapy, surgery, cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, pregnancy, pediatrics, and travel. It is extremely advisable for Ame’s and persons traveling long-haul¬† operations….


ICAO Safety Management Manual

Lunes, 23 de enero de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

The manual initially presents basic safety concepts, as the foundation upon which to understand the need for both an Safety System (SMS) and an Safety Programme (SSP). The manual then discusses how these safety concepts are embodied in the ICAO Standards contained in Annexes 1, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 14. The manual thereafter outlines a principled approach to the implementation of an SMS by service providers and the progressive implementation and maintenance of an SSP, with emphasis on the role civil aviation authorities play in supporting SMS implementation by service providers. If you -as AME-want to know the meanings of safety concepts like LOFT, LOSA, CRM, and many more , this is the place. Do not miss it ¡


** ICAO ¬†Safety Management Manual¬† -2nd Ed- 2009¬† —264 pag—

      Doc 9859, Safety Management Manual (SMM)  Order Number: 9859

      ISBN 978-92-9231-295-4. Quebec/ Montreal/ CANADA

Flight Attendant Fatigue : A review of Comments

Martes, 11 de octubre de 2011 FAA CAMI Library Sin comentarios

Today‚Äôs aviation industry is a 24/7 operation that produces a variety of challenges for cabin crew members including extended duty periods, highly variable schedules, frequent time zone changes, and increased passenger loads.¬†The present content analysis study was conducted to provide a quantitative review of flight attendant comments. This report corroborate and emphasize the main issues of concern for flight attendants: long duty days, length of layovers, long delays, breaks, and nutrition, that has been known in other surveys. It has a special interest for AMES’s who care flight attendants


**Flight Attendant Fatigue: A Quantitative Review of Comments

    DOT/FAA/AM-11/16 .office of Aerospace Medicine. Washington РOctober 2011-

   Avers KB, Nei D, King JS, Thomas S, Roberts C, Banks JO, Nesthus TE


Degeneración Macular Asociada a la Edad en pilotos

Lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011 Carlos E Staff Sin comentarios

En relacion a esta publicacion de la FAA: “11/14 Flying Blind: Aeromedical Certification and Undiagnosed Age-Related Macular Degeneration” que os recomiendo leer, sobre la¬†Degeneraci√≥n Macular Asociada a la edad (DMAE), s√≥lo recordar que a los 50 a√Īos o m√°s puede sospecharse y¬†¬†enviar al Oftalmologo por el AME. Adjunto una referencia sobre una sencilla prueba La Rejilla de Amsler. Fondo negro con lineas blancas o fondo blanco con lineas negras ¬†para registro por el paciente.Adjunto una copia de la parrilla suministrada por un laboratorio, hay¬†m√°s ¬†ediciones comerciales que pod√©is utilizar.

** Rejilla Amsler

** Flying Blind: Aeromedical Certification and Undiagnosed Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Nakagawara VB, Montgomery RW , CAMI, Oklahoma -Sep 2011-

Drugs and Alcohol in Civil General Aviation Accident Pilot Fatalities 2004-2008

Jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

The data for this study was from 1353 pilots who died from 2004 to 2008, most from general aviation accidents. The majority of the pilots held a third-class medical certicate. Drugs or medications were found from 42% of pilots tested, being Diphenhydramine (an H1 antihistimine with impairing properties) the most common. The FAA has taken steps to warn pilots of the dangers in using this medication that can be dispensed as both a prescription and over the counter. A 7% of pilots were found alcohol levels above FAA limit. Interesting thecnical report advisable for the AME’s -aviation medical examiners- who issue medical certicates for priveta pilots


** Drugs and Alcohol in Civil Aviation Accident Pilot Fatalities From 2004-2008

      DOT/FAA/AM-11/13. Office of Aerospace Medicine. Washington, DC 20591

      Canfield,D.;Dubowski,K;Chaturvedi,A and Whinnery,J.

      Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI)- Oklahoma City, OK     -September 2011-


Informe final de la CIAIAC sobre el accidente de Spanair en Barajas

La CIAIAC – Comisi√≥n de investigaci√≥n de accidentes e incidentes de aviaci√≥n civil- acaba de publicar el informe t√©cnico ¬†A032 /2008¬†¬†sobre¬†¬†el accidente ocurrido a la aeronave McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82), matr√≠cula EC-HFP, operada por la compa√Ī√≠a Spanair en el aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas, el 20 de agosto de 2008. Como resultado de la investigaci√≥n de este accidente se han emitido 33 recomendaciones sobre seguridad operacional; dirigidas, dependiendo del caso, a OACI, FAA¬†, EASA,¬†AESA, que constituye, conjuntamente con la Direcci√≥n General de Aviaci√≥n Civil, DGAC, la autoridad de aviaci√≥n civil espa√Īola), al proveedor de servicios aeroportuarios y de navegaci√≥n a√©rea Aeropuertos Espa√Īoles y Navegaci√≥n A√©rea (AENA) y al operador Spanair.


** Informe final CIAIAC sobre Accidente Vuelo JKK5022

Alcohol and Human Performance from Aviation Perspective: A Review

Miércoles, 22 de junio de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

Alcohol is a widely used drug, and its abuse is a serious public health problem. In aviation environment has special safety  implications.It impairs almost all forms of cognitive function, such as information processing, decision-making, attention and reasoning. Visual and vestibular functions are also adversely affected. The performance of any demanding task, such as of course flying an aircraft, is thus impaired. Besides, many studies have shown a significant proportion of aircraft accidents associated with alcohol use. Alcohol increases the risk of spatial disorientation, hypoxia and poor +Gz tolerance. Here you can download an interesting  report about this issue Рfrom the aeromedical point of view Рpublished by Australian Transportation Safety Bureau. There always seemed to me useful because of its briefness.


** Alcohol and Human Performance from Aviation Perspective: A review

      David G. Newman / ATSB Australian Transportation Safety Bureau-  2004

NTSB Safety Report : Medical Implications about DHC-3T Collision into terrain

Miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

Once again Dougal Watson, Aeromed-List editor puts us on track on this interesting report ¬†from the NTSB : ¬†”An accident involving a single-engine, turbine-powered, amphibious float-equipped de Havilland DHC-3T airplane,¬†which impacted mountainous, tree-covered terrain about 10 nautical miles northeast of Aleknagik, Alaska.¬†Among the safety issues discussed¬† inadequate FAA guidance related to the medical certification of pilots who have had a cerebrovascular event, and the lack of passenger briefings related to survival and communications equipment.


      Highly advisable to read whole report and specially pdf-pages #19-23, 55-56, 65-68 and 73-75 as well as conclusions

** NTSB Accident Report DHC-37 Alaska 2010