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Keep Your Flight Department Healthy and Legal With NBAA's New Medical Resource

Atlanta, GA, October 20, 2010

Navigating Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical requirements can be difficult at times, but NBAA is offering Members a new resource that can help. The Association has partnered with Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS) to establish the Complete Aeromedical Services Program (CASP), which provides flight department managers with valuable tools to keep employees healthy and legal.

AMAS President and CEO Dr. Quay Snyder, who also is an appointed member of both NBAA's Safety Committee and the Flight Safety Foundation's Corporate Advisory Committee, said, "Our services are an integral part of a safety management system [SMS]. In many cases, pilots are seen by their personal physicians and diagnosed with medical conditions and are prescribed medications, but their physicians are unaware of FAA policies."

The medical experts at AMAS act as a liaison between pilots, their physicians and the FAA's certification division to advocate on behalf of the pilot and handle the necessary paperwork and interaction with the FAA.

"We ensure that the pilot is legal, thus reducing sick leave time and cost to their employers," Snyder said.

NBAA Members are eligible for a 10 percent discount on CASP, which offers comprehensive, unlimited services for an annual per-pilot fee. CASP benefits include access to an e-mail or telephone consultation with an AMAS team physician at any time. Members also benefit from a 40 percent discount on pre-existing disqualifying medical conditions, as well as corporate flight physiology and medical procedure reviews.

For more information, visit AMAS during NBAA's Convention in Atlanta at Booth 7615 in Hall C of the Georgia World Congress Center, or go to www.nbaa.org/medical.