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Civil air traffic moves in an altitude that is dangerous for human beings without technical aids. Low temperature and humidity, reduced air pressure combined with oxygen pressure, seasonal depending high concentration of ozone and cosmic radiation may also be risk factors. Further risks on long haul flights may be jet lag, risk of economy class syndrome and contact with permethrin, because of disinsection before take-off out of tropical regions. The aim of an airline is to offer good cabin air quality, comfort and security for all passengers, may they be healthy, old, disabled or sick. Medical incidences on board arise and passengers expect modern equipment such as doctor's kit and defibrillators.