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When and How Shall Oxygen be Used on Aircraft”

2015-09-22
WIP
AIR6256
The aim of this document is to provide a comprehensive synopsis of regulations applicable to aircraft oxygen systems. The context of physiological requirements, international regulations, operational requirements and airworthiness standards is shown to understand the role of aircraft oxygen systems and to demonstrate under which circumstances is needed on aircraft. With regards to National Aviation Regulations States are committed to the Convention on International Aviation (Chicago Convention). The majority of states have adopted, with some deviations, FAA and EASA systems including operational and airworthiness requirements. Accordingly the extent of this document is primarily focused on FAA/EASA requirements.
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Regulatory Requirements Covering the Use of Breathing Oxygen in Aircraft

2002-02-15
HISTORICAL
AIR1389A
This report presents, paraphrased in tabular format, an overview of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Joint Aviation Regulations (JAR) for aircraft oxygen systems. It is intended as a ready reference for those considering the use of oxygen in aircraft and those wishing to familiarize themselves with the systems requirements for existing aircraft. This document is not intended to replace the oxygen related FAR/JAR but rather to index them in some order. For detailed information, the user is referred to the current issue of the relevant FAR/JAR paragraph referenced in this report.
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Provisions of Medical Oxygen for Aircraft Occupants

2017-01-18
WIP
AIR6190A
This document provides information on provisions for passengers with disabilities on board commercial aircraft. In this context the term "provision of medical oxygen" shall be understood as application of oxygen on board an aircraft not linked to (post) decompression in the sense of Airworthiness Requirements FAR/CS 25 and Operational Regulations of FAR 121/135. Information about available equipment and physiological treatment in clinical practice will be provided in this document. It covers the use of oxygen concentrators according to guidance of FAR Advisory Circular AC120-95.
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Provisions of Medical Oxygen for Aircraft Occupants

2012-06-06
CURRENT
AIR6190
This document provides information on provisions for passengers with disabilities on board commercial aircraft. In this context the term "provision of medical oxygen" shall be understood as application of oxygen on board an aircraft not linked to (post) decompression in the sense of Airworthiness Requirements FAR/CS 25 and Operational Regulations of FAR 121/135. Information about available equipment and physiological treatment in clinical practice will be provided in this document. It covers the use of oxygen concentrators according to guidance of FAR Advisory Circular AC120-95.
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Personal Protective Devices for Toxic and Irritating Atmospheres Air Transport Flight Deck (Sedentary) Crewmembers

2020-09-03
WIP
AS8031B
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) covers any protection system that serves the stated purpose. This document establishes minimum performance requirements for emergency equipment, which provides flight deck (sedentary) crewmembers with eye and respiratory protection from toxic atmospheres during in-flight emergencies. Defintion of sedentary: "sedentary" is herein defined as those flight deck crewmembers that remain seated at their flight deck stations throughout the emergency. For those "nonsedentary" cabin crewmembers whose duty it is to leave their flight station during an emergency (for example, to actively locate and fight an on-board fire).
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Performance Requirements for Full Face Quick Donning Masks

2018-04-04
WIP
AS6814
Purpose of this standard is to provide minimum performance requirements of a Full Face Quick Donning Mask Assembly (FFQDM) with integrated regulator including appropriate stowage facility regarding functionality under conditions of aircraft environments. Function and performance requirements shall take into account varying modes of use and handling during aircraft operation according to operational requirements.
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Passenger Oxygen Mask

1999-01-01
CURRENT
AS8025A
This standard covers oronasal type masks which use a continuous flow oxygen supply. Each such mask comprises a facepiece with valves as required, a mask suspension device, a reservoir, or rebreather bag (when used), a length of tubing for connection to the oxygen supply source, and a means for allowing the crew to determine if oxygen is being delivered to the mask. The assembly shall be capable of being stowed suitably to meet the requirements of its intended use.
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Oxygen considerations for flight into high elevation airports

2015-11-30
WIP
ARP6527
The scope of this document is to provide guidance concerning the use of oxygen when flying into and out of high elevation airports. Normally for aircraft operations that fly at high altitude, oxygen requirements involving a decompression are generally easy to understand and follow because of the increased delta between cabin and ambient pressures. This document is intended to address a transition zone where cabin and ambient pressures are closely the same and oxygen usage can be compounded by physiologic subjectivity that often accompanies hypoxia. This transition zone is further diluted by regulations which are based not on science but rather sociological mores often not supported by empirical science. An example of this is reflected by differential regulatory requirements between CFR’s 91, 121 and 135. Operators who fly into these high altitude airports will undoubtedly be required to address the inherent threats and errors associated with this transition zone.
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Oxygen Sensor Technologies

2014-10-23
WIP
AIR5933
This AIR5933 gives an overview of contemporary technologies to determine the oxygen concentration respectively partial pressure in air. The aerospace application and its special constraints have been emphasized regarding weight, power supply, overall size, reliability and safety, cost and useful life.
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Oxygen Mask Assembly, Demand and Pressure Breathing, Crew

1965-10-01
HISTORICAL
AS452A
This standard covers both general type and quick-donning type mask assemblies in the following classes: a Class A, oronasal, demand b Class B, oronasal, pressure-demand c Class C, full face, demand d Class D, full face, pressure-demand
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Oxygen Mask Assembly, Demand and Pressure Breathing, Crew

2014-10-16
CURRENT
AS452B
This standard covers both general type and quick-donning type mask assemblies in the following classes: a Class A, oronasal, demand b Class B, oronasal, pressure-demand c Class C, full face, demand d Class D, full face, pressure-demand
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Oxygen Equipment for Aircraft

1999-05-01
HISTORICAL
AIR825C
This report provides information on the design and use of aircraft oxygen systems. It explains the physiological oxygen requirements of the human body in both a normal environment and in an hypoxic environment. It includes an overview of the continuous flow, demand and pressure demand, and liquid oxygen systems. A basic understanding of how each system operates is then specifically addressed in its own titled section. The charts, tables, and schematics provide a specific example of a theoretical oxygen system design and the calculations showing how that system would meet the regulations established by the FAR’s. A comprehensive overview of the theoretical oxygen requirements of the human body at altitude is also provided. A detailed list of specifications and standards applicable to aircraft oxygen systems is included.
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Oxygen Equipment for Aircraft

2012-12-03
CURRENT
AIR825D
This report provides information on the design and use of aircraft oxygen systems. It explains the physiological oxygen requirements of the human body in both a normal environment and in an hypoxic environment. It includes an overview of the continuous flow, demand and pressure demand, and liquid oxygen systems. A basic understanding of how each system operates is then specifically addressed in its own titled section. The charts, tables, and schematics provide a specific example of a theoretical oxygen system design and the calculations showing how that system would meet the regulations established by the FAR’s. A comprehensive overview of the theoretical oxygen requirements of the human body at altitude is also provided. A detailed list of specifications and standards applicable to aircraft oxygen systems is included.
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Oxygen Considerations for High Elevation Airport Operations (HEAO)

2019-09-05
WIP
AIR6829
The scope of this document is to provide helpful information concerning the use of oxygen when flying into and out of high elevation airports. Normally for aircraft operations that fly at high altitude, oxygen requirements involving a decompression are generally easy to understand and follow because of the increased delta between cabin and ambient pressures. This document is intended to address a transition zone case where cabin and ambient pressures are closely the same and oxygen usage can be compounded by physiologic subjectivity that often may be accompanied by hypoxia. Operators who fly into these high altitude airports will be required to address in their operational manual the inherent issues associated with this transition zone. This document will provide adequate information to aid operators in checking that their procedures will best fit their safety needs with regards to hypoxia and ensure compliance with regulations.
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On Board Oxygen Generating Systems - Other Technologies

2013-03-07
WIP
AIR825/7
This AIR provides an overview of several emerging technologies for on board oxygen generation. It complements AIR 825/6, which covers pressure swing adsorption using zeolite molecular sieve beds to concentrate and separate oxygen from atmospheric gases. Topics covered here include use of dense ion conductive ceramics, electrolysis of water, high pressure chemical generation, membrane separations, and use of carbon based molecular seive beds.
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OXYGEN MASKS FOR NON-MILITARY AIRPLANES

1956-12-01
HISTORICAL
AS452
This specification covers the types of oxygen masks considered satisfactory for use in commercial transport aircraft at altitudes up to 25,000 ft. The types of masks covered are:
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