Emsey Hospital | Aviation Medicine Center

AVIATION MEDICINE CENTER

Aviation medicine centers perform medical examinations in accordance with international regulations in order to maintain physical, emotional and mental well-being of flight crew members and candidate flight crew members. Aviation Medicine Center aims to inform flight crews, citizens and aviation medicine professionals by answering the frequently asked questions, take the lead in the aviation medicine and guide individuals who need emergency healthcare service and equipment.

 

AUTHORIZED AEROMEDICAL EXAMINER OFFICE

Authorized Aeromedical Examiner is a title that is awarded to physicians who are authorized by General Directorate of Civil Aviation; such physicians issue reports and medical certificates to indicate suitability of pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers to perform their duty during flights in our country in the light of baseline and periodical health examinations made in accordance with national and international standards. They are also called as Authorized Aviation Medicine Doctor, Aviation Physician or Doctor.

 

Authorized Aeromedical Examiners may practice their professions at healthcare facilities or institutions that are authorized by Directorate General of Civil Aviation. They perform aeromedical examinations for the authorized classification at such locations where they are authorized to perform their profession, by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

 

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FOR PILOTS

 

Pilot is the person who assumes the management and administration of an aircraft for hobby and private or professional purposes. Individuals are obliged to receive a Medical Certificate in accordance with their class before getting a commercial or private pilot license. Health standards of aviators are regulated by Aviation Health Directive (SHT-MED) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Annex I.

 

Regulations;

 

  • Aviation Health Directive (SHT-MED)
  • Directive on Alcohol and Psychoactive Substance Controls for Aviation Personnel Subject to Control (SHT-APAM), “Alcoholic and psychoactive substances to be analyzed”
  • Procedures for Aeromedical Examinations, Health Certificate and Medical Examination Reports – Annex I.
  • Authorization of Aeromedical Doctors and Authorized Physicians
  • EASA Easy Access Rules for Medical Requirements
  • AMC and GM to Part-MED
  • Source Document and Algorithm
  • ICAO ANNEX 1 
  • EU COMMISION REGULATIONS (1178-2011)- TURKISH COPY – RECENT COPY
  • MANUAL OF CIVIL AVIATION (ICAO)- 8984 – TURKISH COPY
  • MEDICAL MANUAL (IATA)
  • ICAO 9654 - Preventing Substance Use in Aviation Workspace – Turkish Copy
  • EU legislation updates about health for information purposes 1-2

 

CABIN CREW MEMBER AND OTHER AVIATION PERSONNEL

A cabin crew member is called “cabin crew” or “cabin attendant” who is responsible for implementing necessary safety and security measures and ensuring passengers’ comfort in commercial aircrafts. They need to have aeromedical examination at Authorized Aviation Medicine Center before the employment and once every 5 years thereafter pursuant to Aviation Health Directive (SHT-MED) and Procedures for Aeromedical Examinations, Health Certificate and Medical Examination Reports – Annex I.

Excluding Cabin Crew Member, Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), IHA-2 and IHA-3 Pilots and Dispatchers, who are defined in Official Gazette Nr. 29655 issued on 16.03.2016, as well as other aviation personnel, who are not mentioned in this directive and annexes – excluding Flight Dispatchers who are described in Flight Dispatcher License Regulation (SHY-UHU) - are requested a medical report that is issued by a general hospital, AeMCs and AMEs and authorized physicians, who are authorized pursuant to Article 13 of this directive, in order to verify their physical, mental and emotional well-being and declare that they have no medical contraindication to perform their defined duties. This report is re-issued once every five (5) years.

 

MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AND REPORT PROCEDURES IMPLEMENTED AT OUR HOSPITAL.

PILOT

  1. 2 Photographs
  2. Previous medical certificate
  3. Fasting for a certain interval in the examination day (breakfast is available)
  4. Identity card (passport)

Documents that should be brought

CABIN CREW MEMBER AND OTHER AVIATION PERSONNEL

  1. 2 Photographs
  2. Previous medical certificate
  3. Fasting for a certain interval in the examination day (breakfast is available)

4. Identity card (passport)

Documents that should be brought

 

Note: Eye glasses and lenses should be brought to the periodical examinations.
You are accompanied by special consultants and we make best efforts to complete all procedures before the midday.

Initial Medical Examination and Issuance of Initial Medical Certificate:

1) Applicants for Class I and Class II Medical Certificate are examined by AeMCs for the first aeromedical examination, while applicants for LAPL Medical Certificate are examined by AeMCs, AMEs and Authorized Physicians for the first aeromedical examination.

2) Aeromedical examination is performed pursuant to the scope of examination specified in Aeromedical Examination, Certificate and Report Procedure (ANNEX) and the required data areas are filled in that are mentioned in the Information Management System.

3) Standard documentations of the examination and the scope of examinations should be in line with forms attached to the EASA Decision 2012/006/R that imposes Acceptable Means of Compliance to EU Commission Regulation 1178/2011 (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) and “Initial Medical Certificate Issuance Procedure Application and Control Form (FR.38)” that is shared in Information Management System (IMS) at the web site of the Directorate General.

4) If a decision of “fitness” is made, Applicants for Class I and Class II Medical Certificate shall submit the application letter that is available in the information management system at the web site of the directorate general to the AeMC at the completion date of the aeromedical examination in order to have health certificate procedure done.

5) If the certificate fee is not paid over “Service Fee Payment System” (https://takas.shgm.gov.tr) of the Directorate General within 6 months after the date of aeromedical examination, the health certificate procedures are not done.

6) Health certificates are posted to the address specified in the application letter for Applicants of initial health certificate that will be issued by AMS (Class I and II). If the statement “My Certificate can be handed to the representative of the organization and posted to the address of the organization” is signed and the institution or organization authorized by the Directorate General is specified in the application letter, relevant institution or organization can carry out the procedures on behalf of the applicant.

7) If a decision of “Fitness” is made for the initial medical examination for LAPL, the medical certificate is issued by AeMC, AME or Authorized Physician and delivered to the applicant.

8) After the filled in document is sent to AMS over the Information Management System (IMS) of the Directorate General, it is filed by the organization, where the aeromedical examination is performed. If requested, a copy that is attested as true copy of the original is delivered to the applicant.

9) If a decision of “unfitness” is made, the examination is loaded on the Information Management System, medical certificate procedure is not performed and AMS is notified.

Periodical AeroMedical Examinations and Medical Certificate Issuance Procedures

1) An aviation staff whose initial medical certificate is issued by the Directorate General or received medical certificate from authorized health facility or physician of an EASA member country or a country with mutual recognition status can have periodical aeromedical examination, if more than 5 years has not exceeded since the expiry date of the medical certificate.

2) Holders of Class I and Class II Medical Certificates can present to AeMC or AMEs with the existing medical certificate in order to have periodical aeromedical examination (Revalidation/Renewal/Extended Medical Examination) in line with the relevant medical certificate class, while holders of LAPL Medical Certificate can present to authorized AeMC, AME or Authorized Physicians.

3) The compulsory data fields that are found in the Information Management System are filled in by AeMC, AME or Authorized Physician pursuant to the scope of examination specified in Aeromedical Examination, Certificate and Report Procedure.

4) Standard documentations of the examination and the scope of examinations should be in line with forms attached to the EASA Decision 2012/006/R that imposes Acceptable Means of Compliance to EU Commission Regulation 1178/2011 (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) and “Initial Medical Certificate Issuance Procedure Application and Control Form (FR.38)” that is shared in Information Management System (IMS) at the web site of the Directorate General.

5) If a decision of “fitness” is made, medical certificate is issued and delivered to the applicant.

6) After the filled in document is sent to AMS over the Information Management System (IMS) of the Directorate General, it is filed by the organization, where the aeromedical examination is performed. If requested, a copy that is attested as true copy of the original is delivered to the applicant.

7) If a decision of “unfitness” is made, the examination is loaded on the Information Management System, medical certificate is not issued and AMS is notified.

 

CABIN CREW MEMBER

1) Aeromedical examination for holders and candidates of cabin crew basic training certificate and other aviation personnel is performed by AeMC, AME or Authorized Physician in order to have a medical certificate issued.

2) Standard documentations of the examination and the scope of examinations should be in line with “Medical Certificate Issuance Procedure Application and Control Form (FR.44)” that is shared in Information Management System (IMS) at the web site of the Directorate General.

3) Aeromedical examination is performed pursuant to the scope of examination specified in Aeromedical Examination, Certificate and Report Procedure and the required data areas are filled in that are mentioned in the Information Management System.

4) If a decision of “fitness” is made, medical certificate is issued and delivered to the applicant.

5) After the filled in document is sent to AMS (Aeromedical Section) over the Information Management System (IMS) of the Directorate General, it is filed by the organization, where the aeromedical examination is performed. If requested, a copy that is attested as true copy of the original is delivered to the applicant.

6) If a decision of “unfitness” is made, the examination is loaded on the Information Management System, medical certificate is not issued and AMS is notified.

 

Regulations;

  • Aviation Health Directive (SHT-MED)
  • Directive on Alcohol and Psychoactive Substance Controls for Aviation Personnel Subject to Control (SHT-APAM), “Alcoholic and psychoactive substances to be analyzed”
  • Procedures for Aeromedical Examinations, Health Certificate and Medical Examination Reports – Annex I.
  • Authorization of Aeromedical Doctors and Authorized Physicians
  • EASA Easy Access Rules for Medical Requirements
  • AMC and GM to Part-MED
  • Source Document and Algorithm
  • ICAO ANNEX 1 
  • EU COMMISION REGULATIONS (1178-2011)- TURKISH COPY – RECENT COPY
  • MANUAL OF CIVIL AVIATION (ICAO)- 8984 – TURKISH COPY
  • MEDICAL MANUAL (IATA)
  • ICAO 9654 - Preventing Substance Use in Aviation Workspace – Turkish Copy
  • EU legislation updates about health for information purpose 1-2
  • CABIN OPERATIONS SAFETY BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

 



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