Pilot Medical Incapacitation Event Data Pathways for Safety Assurance

Per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order VS 8000.367, the Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) is responsible for measuring and assessing the effectiveness of safety risk controls and identifying ineffective controls. AAM safety risk controls, as promulgated in the form of pilot medical certification standards, are designed to minimize the likelihood of pilot medical incapacitation to an acceptable level of safety. At present, the FAA does not have a systematic approach to tracking and managing pilot incapacitation events. The purpose of this project is to investigate and explore opportunities to standardize the approach used by part 121 operators to identify and report safety-related pilot incapacitation events to the FAA. The results of this project will be transitioned through the AAM Safety Council and shared with the FAA Aviation Safety (AVS) Safety Management System Coordinating Group.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $142000
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    • 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:

      Chesterton, Greg

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240308
    • Actual Completion Date: 20240308
    • USDOT Program: Aeromedical Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01888556
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
    • Contract Numbers: 693KA8-22-C-0001
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 23 2023 9:29AM