Criteria for Medical Certification of Airmen with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This research will determine the Forced Expiratory Volume in one second/Forced Vital Capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio that provides a 90% blood oxygen saturation level in airmen with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at cabin pressures altitudes above 12,500 feet mean sea level (MSL) up to and including 14,000 feet MSL -- flight altitudes at which 14 CFR §91.211 permits the operation of aircraft without the use of supplemental oxygen for 30 minutes. Results from this project will be used to potentially revise the FAA's Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) Guide, update clinical practices, and make changes to airmen certification protocols

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Proposed
    • Funding: $342670
    • Contract Numbers:

      A11J.AM.14

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

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

      Civil Aerospace Medical Institute-Federal Aviation Administration

      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73125
    • Performing Organizations:

      Civil Aerospace Medical Institute-Federal Aviation Administration

      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73125
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jay, Susan

    • Start Date: 20241001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20280930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Aeromedical Research
    • Subprogram: aviation safety
    • Subprogram: General Aviation
    • Subprogram: Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01779770
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
    • Contract Numbers: A11J.AM.14
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 25 2021 10:37AM