Accession Number:

AD0726286

Title:

Medical and Psychological Aspects of Mass Air Transportation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The increase in air transportation depends not only on the technological progress and the availability of more and larger aircraft, but also on the corresponding increase in flight safety. Since, in most of the aircraft accidents, pilot error is a contributing factor, research concerning the medical and human factors must be expanded to include the new generation aircraft, in particular, to the jumbo jets and air buses which are the means of mass air transportation. Moreover, the medical aspects of airports must be adjusted to serve the increasing number of crews, passengers and patients. Means must be provided for first aid, quarantine and the prevention of infectious diseases through air transportation and a disaster plan must be established for all major airports. Finally, the effects of mass air transportation on the environment must be considered in order to protect the quality of life. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Stress Physiology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE