Health and management in aviation: the experience of air flight pilots and air trafic controllers

The civil aviation has presented a high growth in the past three decades which has an actual effect on the aviation worker's health. the health of the aviation worker is ruled by civil aviation laws under the responsibility of the State. The health policies can be analysed by the data from pilots and air traffic controllers study undertaken during the period of 1992 and 2004. the hypothesis is that health is an important attribute of the qualification among pilots and air traffic controllers but the health management policies are contradictory when compared to the job demands.

occupational health; aviation; air flight pilots; air traffic controllers; working contidions

Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil