Airplane pilot flight performance on 21 maneuvers in a flight simulator under varying carbon dioxide concentrations.

Affiliation

Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Recent studies suggest that carbon dioxide has an impact on cognitive function performance of office workers at concentrations previously thought to be benign (1000-2500 ppm). The only available data for CO2 on the flight deck indicate that the average CO2 concentrations are typically <1000 ppm, but the 95th percentile concentration can be as high as 1400 ppm, depending on airplane type.

Keywords

Airplanes,Carbon dioxide,Performance,Pilots,

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