Recommendation R20010086

Recommendation issued to: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010086
Date issued: 11 December 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States review the potential side effects on humans of the cocktail of HFC-134a refrigerant, in its gaseous form, and the associated lubricant. If that review finds the use of such materials is significantly adverse to human health, the use of HFC-134a refrigerant and its associated lubricant as an airconditioning refrigerant in pressurised aircraft should also be reviewed.

Initial response
Date issued: 10 July 2002
Response from: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Action status: Closed - Partially Accepted
Response text:

The Office of Accident Investigation convened a Safety Recommendation Review Board to review the enclosed response to FAA Safety Recommendation 02.037. As a result, the Review Board classified this recommendation as
"Closed-Acceptable Action."

If you have any questions, please contact AAI-210.

ATSB Note: The letter was supported by three attachments comprising two Memorandums and one technical paper.

Last update 01 April 2011