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  1. The ageing pilot : is increased scrutiny justified ?

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    European Workshop in Aviation Cardiology. Symposium. Hanbury Manor, GBR, 1998/06/24.

    The risk of cardiovascular incapacity as a cause of transport aircraft accidents is extremely small, and is almost excluded by well-trained multi-pilot crews.

    The statistical increase in risk in allowing pilots to fly such operations up to the age of 65 years is insignificant ; increased scrutiny before that age is not justified where there is no significant cardiovascular risk factor presence and no history.

    There is a sharp increase in vascular risk which will affect single operators from about the age of 50 years, and increased scrutiny can be justified at least by age 65 years.

    Scintigraphy and future advances in cardiac imaging might improve the accuracy of the exercise electrocardiogram.

    Older single pilots, professional or private, should have no additional risk factors.

    The best flight safety from the medical standpoint might be gained by a general acceptance that Class 1 single-pilot status after the age of 50 years require furthers evaluation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pilote, Transport aérien, Homme, Licence, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Analyse risque, Evaluation professionnelle, Vieillissement, Exploration

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pilot, Air transportation, Human, Licence, Cardiovascular disease, Risk analysis, Professional evaluation, Ageing, Exploration

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0220442

    Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 16/11/1999.