Accession Number:

ADA224512

Title:

Medically Disqualified Airline Pilots in Calendar Years 1987 and 1988

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This study presents comprehensive data reflecting pertinent denial rates regarding the medical and general attributes of those airline pilots denied medical certification in calendar years 1987 and 1988. The overall annual denial rate of this group is 4.3 per 1,000 active airline pilots. Age-specific denial rates for airline pilots increase to the highest rate at age interval 55- 59. The most significant causes for denial by pathology series are 1 cardiovascular 2 neuropsychiatric and 3 the miscellaneous category. Denials for cardiovascular reasons account for 34 of all denials in this airline pilot group. The most significant causes for denial by specific pathology are 1 coronary artery disease 2 use of disqualifying medications 3 psychoneurotic disorders 4 myocardial infarction and 5 disturbance of consciousness. These 5 specific causes account for 30 of all causes for denial. Keywords Medical certification denials Airline pilots.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE