Use of Asbestos in the Aircraft Industry
Before 1980, Asbestos was widely used in the production of aircraft parts. While many aircrafts built with asbestos were decommissioned, aircraft components built before 1980 have been used in repairs and maintenance for newer models, making even modern aircrafts a risk for asbestos exposure. In an ideal world an aircraft mechanic would have time to review a manifest of all of an aircraft’s components; however, this career is wrought with tight deadlines and fast paced schedules that do not afford them the time to check for asbestos containing materials.
If you worked as an aircraft mechanic and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another disease linked to asbestos, call 855-575-MESO (6376) to schedule a free consultation with a New York asbestos attorney.
AIRPLANE COMPONENTS THAT COULD CONTAIN ASBESTOS
Both civilian and US Airforce mechanics may have been exposed to asbestos at some point in their career. If you know for a fact that every craft you worked on was built after 1980 and all of its parts are new, then it is unlikely you were exposed to asbestos. Unfortunately, it is impossible to tell just from sight if a product was made using asbestos, and if you express any symptoms of exposure then you should consult with a medical professional immediately and then seek counsel from a skilled attorney.
Aircraft components that may contain asbestos include:
- BRAKE PADS
- COCKPIT HEATING SYSTEM
- ELECTRICAL INSULATION
- STRUCTURAL GLUE
- ELECTRICAL WIRING
- ASBESTOS BLANKETS
HAVE YOU BEEN EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS IN YOUR CAREER?
Joseph P. Williams is a highly skilled New York asbestos exposure lawyer. Speak with him to learn about your options for legal action after being diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. Only by pursuing these lawsuits and raising asbestos awareness can we remove this toxic substance from the U.S. for good.
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