Civilian Aviation Medicine

Civilian Aviation Medicine

Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

Civilian aviation in the United States is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specialized medical providers trained by the FAA, known as Aviation Medical Examiners (AME’s), are authorized to conduct airman medical examinations and to issue medical certificates that communicate fitness for aviation-related duties.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency within the United Nations. The ICAO dictates a basic set of medical rules to determine a pilot’s fitness for flight. Most nations use their nation’s specifics medical standards as well as the ICAO’s.

 

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