Select Committee on Science and Technology First Report



AEA    Association of European Airlines

AFA    International Association of Flight Attendants

AHU    Aviation Health Unit

AHWG  Aviation Health Working Group

AOHSSG  Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Steering Group of the CAA

AOPIS  Aviation Organophosphate Information Site

ASHRAE  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

AsMA    Aerospace Medical Association

AUC    Air Transport Users Council

BALPA  British Air Line Pilots Association

BATA    British Air Transport Association

BBC    British Broadcasting Corporation

BMA    British Medical Association

BRE    Building Research Establishment

CAA    Civil Aviation Authority

CASA    Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia

CDC    Centre for Disease Control

COT  Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

DfT    Department for Transport

DH    Department of Health

DTU    Technical University of Denmark

EASA    European Aviation Safety Agency

ECAC    European Civil Aviation Conference

ETF    European Transport Workers Federation

FAA    Federal Aviation Administration

FCO    Foreign and Commonwealth Office

GCAQE  Global Cabin Air Quality Executive

HPA    Health Protection Agency

HSE    Health and Safety Executive

IAQG    International Aerospace Quality Group

IATA    International Air Transport Association

ICAASM  International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine

ICAO    International Civil Aviation Organisation

IEH    Institute for Environment and Health

IFALPA  International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Association

IPA    Independent Pilots Association

JAA    Joint Aviation Authorities

NaTHNaC  National Travel Health Network and Centre

NIOSH  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

PMETB  Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board

UCL    University College London

WHO    World Health Organization


AED    Automatic External Defibrillator

AME  Authorised Medical Examiner

AN    Airworthiness Note

ANO    Air Navigation Order, CAA's principal regulatory instrument

APIS    Advance Passenger Information System

APU    Auxiliary Power Unit

BAe 146  British Aerospace 146, a type of aircraft

CAP    Civil Aviation Publication

CAQ    Cabin Air Quality

CHIRP  Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting

CMO    Chief Medical Officer

CR    Cosmic Radiation

DOCP  Di-Ortho-Crecyl phosphate, an isomer of TCP

DVT    Deep Vein (or venous) Thrombosis

EHI    European Health Insurance

FACE    Friendly Aircraft Cabin Environment

FTF    Flight Test Facility

GP    General Practitioner

HEACE  Health Effects of Aircraft Cabin Environment

HEPA    High Efficiency Particulate Air, as a descriptor of filters

ICE    Ideal Cabin Environment

IHR    International Health Regulations

MOC    Memorandum of Cooperation

MOCP  Mono-Ortho-Cresyl Phosphate, an isomer of TCP

MOR    Mandatory Occurrence Report

MoU    Memorandum of Understanding

MSDS  Material Safety Data Sheet

OP    Organophosphate

OPIDN  Organophosphate-Induced Delayed Neurotoxicity

PAO    Personal Air Outlet

SPME    Solid Phase Micro-Extraction Device

TB    Tuberculosis

TCP    Tri-Cresyl Phosphate, an anti-wear additive in aviation lubricants

TOCP    Tri-Ortho-Cresyl Phosphate, an isomer of TCP

UV    Ultra Violet Light

VOC    Volatile Organic Compound

VTE  Venous Thrombo-Embolism, the term for the full syndrome of both initial DVT and any subsequent embolism

WRIGHT  the World Health Organization Research Into Global Hazards of Travel

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