Exploring Industry Medical Risk Management Best Practices for Application to Aerospace Medicine

Benchmarking allows organizations to compare themselves to others in an industry to see where they excel and where they can improve. The FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine contributes to aviation safety, in part, by managing pilot medical risk through its pilot medical certification process. This project will explore the applicability of insurance industry best practices for medical risk management to the problem of assessing and managing risk in pilot medical certification. This project will facilitate an open innovation challenge with the insurance industry to explore how the industry would determine acceptable aeromedical risk as well as how it would comprehensively approach medical certification of pilots with degraded health. The Office of Aerospace Medicine will use the outputs of this project as potential inputs for future improvements and/or reengineering of its pilot medical certification process.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $328,000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aerospace Medicine

      800 Independence Ave., SW
      DC, Washington  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Civil Aerospace Medical Institute-Federal Aviation Administration

      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73125
    • Project Managers:

      Tvaryanas, Anthony

    • Performing Organizations:


      7525 Colshire Drive
      McLean, VA  United States  22102-7539
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lieberthal, Rob

    • Start Date: 20220916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Aeromedical Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01860745
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 8 2022 1:18PM