|Aeronoautic medicine & medical certification of cabin crews
Dr João Ribeiro
European Legislation is being enacted that will change the requirements for assessment of medical fitness for cabin crew. The ‘Basic’ EASA Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008) contains the over-arching rules.
The EASA Aircrew Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011) has seven Annexes, including rules covering requirements for cabin crew medical fitness. Annex IV is known as Part MED and contains the Implementing Rules (IRs) for medical assessment of pilots and cabin crew. Subpart C of Part MED contains the IRs applicable to cabin crew medical assessment. The EASA Aircrew Regulation is legally binding on EU Member States
EASA aeromedical assessments will replace the requirements for cabin crew medical examinations or assessments under Regulation (EEC) No. 3922/91 Annex III (EU-OPS) OPS 1.995 from 8 Apr 2014.
The speaker will initially address the Licensing Principles and Standards and then some details about the medical examination or assessment and any re-assessment of cabin crew members that should be conducted by, or under the supervision of, a medical practitioner who has received training in aviation medicine and is fully aware of the occupational requirements of the work of cabin crew.
Under EASA, the medical record will be held by the AME who carries out the aeromedical assessment. The crew member will be provided with a medical report confirming the date of the assessment, whether they are assessed as fit or unfit, the period of validity and any limitations.