Aviation Medicine is a medical specialty, which combines aspects of preventive, occupational, environmental and clinical medicine with the physiology and psychology of man in flight. It is concerned with the health and safety of those who fly, crew and passengers, as well as the selection and performance of those who hold aviation licenses.
The Aviation Medicine is responsible for applying a medical certification program; in terms of setting systems and regulations for medical certification and monitoring their implementation, for airmen, in addition to occupational and environmental health and preventive programs for drugs, substances abuse, aviation incidents and accidents, preventive medicine, passengers health, and other programs, thus contributing in achieving GACA’s mission and overall objectives.
Aviation Medicine is aiming at assuring aviation safety through the application of specialized medical and health programs.
The Aviation Medicine has the following responsibilities: