Aeronautical engineers work to maintain, update, and retrofit airplanes with modern equipment and materials. This activity potentially brings the aeronautical engineer into contact with asbestos.
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What’s the problem?
Asbestos is used in many different ways in the aeronautics industry because of its heat resistance, light weight, and high tensile strength. That places those who work in the aeronautics industry at risk of exposure to asbestos, particularly those who work with and around aeronautical equipment, and in and around engines. The aeronautical industry is making efforts to find suitable replacements for asbestos in aeronautical and aircraft parts, but currently, many parts of aircraft that are subjected to high temperatures are still made with asbestos.
Aircraft parts made from asbestos
Among the aircraft parts that are made with asbestos:
- Brake linings
- Seating gaskets
- Fire barriers
In addition to asbestos on the airplanes, asbestos liners were used until 1993 in some airfield runway lighting systems. Gaskets were stored at airfields, potentially infecting anyone entering the storage unit. People working to change out the gaskets are at a greater risk of having been exposed to high levels of airborne asbestos.
Anyone who works in or around aeronautical plants, including design engineers, is at some risk of being exposed to asbestos and the hazards it presents. If you have worked as an aeronautical engineer for the aeronautical or aerospace industries, there is a chance that you may have been exposed to asbestos while working with and around equipment that is typically used to maintain, manufacture, or retrofit airplane and spacecraft engines.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
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