The GlobaLog® system will provide you with a minute-by-minute account of your exposure to cosmic radiation along any given flight route on any given day. It is designed to help individual crewmembers manage their risk of overexposure to cosmic radiation.
Pilots and Cabin attendants work more hours than ever before, and they are consequently receiving greater annual doses of radiation than ever before. These doses are 30-50 times greater than those received by most radiation workers in the nuclear industry. Because of this and the inaccuracy of existing tools for measuring exposure, more and more crewmembers may be receiving a larger than recommended dose of cosmic radiation. That is why we developed our system GlobaLog® – the world’s most accurate radiation account.
Cosmic radiation is a form of cosmic weather. And just like weather here on earth, it is extremely variable. Radiation levels vary from day to day by as much as 100%. Existing tools based on monthly average readings are therefore imprecise measures of an individual’s in-flight exposure to cosmic radiation – especially during solar storms.
What does the EU legislation say?
Article 42, EU Council Directive 96/29/EURATOM
Each Member State shall make arrangements for parties operating aircraft to take account of exposure to cosmic radiation of air crew who are liable to be subject to exposure to more than1 mSv per year. The parties shall take appropriate measures, in particular:
- To assess the exposure of the crew concerned.
- To take into account the assessed exposure when organizing working schedules with a view to reducing the doses of highly exposed aircrew.
- To inform the workers concerned of the health risks their work involves.
Considerable fuel saving opportunities
Every pilot knows that for a given combination of aircraft weight and temperature there is a certain flight level at which he covers the greatest distance per unit of fuel (the Optimum Cruising Level). Read more
“GlobaLog® is an excellent product that
delivers on it’s promise. We are about to
commence trans-Atlantic flights and
expect GlobaLog® will also play a role in
optimizing flight rostering. I know many of
our pilots also make good use of the
GlobaLog® electronic logbook.”
“It’s a source of great comfort for our
pilots and cabin crewmembers knowing
their exposure to cosmic radiation is
calculated and accounted for on an
individual basis. GlobaLog® also enables
our pilots to keep their logbook when
most convenient for them.”
“GlobaLog® does everything it says and
more. Setting up the data channel was
easy and the level of service is good. My
colleagues and I are convinced GlobaLog®
provides the most accurate picture of how
much cosmic radiation our pilots and
cabin crew are exposed to.”
“GlobaLog® has made it easy to provide
our pilots and cabin crew members with a
personal cosmic radiation account.
GlobaLog® has helped increase
understanding of cosmic radiation among
aircrews and thus helped us fulfill our
legal obligation to inform them about the
health risks involved.”
GlobaLog® – as seen by the airlines in the words of our customers
“We are very pleased with GlobaLog®. The
system makes it easy to comply fully with
EU directives and national regulations.
GlobaLog® also enables us to pursue a
health & safety strategy of ensuring the
cosmic radiation load is shared equally
among those of our pilots exceeding 1.0
“We are well aware that the EU directive
on cosmic radiation monitoring is
currently not being enforced to the letter.
It’s a comfort factor knowing that with
GlobaLog® we are fully prepared for when
that day comes and will not have to rush
to implement technology for keeping
individual radiation accounts.”