Just like auto mechanics, aircraft mechanics also have a high risk of being exposed to asbestos. Although planes are designed to operate for hundreds of years, materials used in them need to be maintained, repaired, and/or replaced. Prior too and during the 1970s, asbestos was used in the construction of aircrafts, as well as, in various products within the aircrafts, such as brakes, gaskets, clamps, electrical wires, among others. Because of its insulation property, asbestos is considered a natural compound for isolating heat, cold and noise in airplane cockpits. The brake linings of an aircraft is considered as the main space for airborne asbestos dust for aircraft mechanics. Despite all the regulations in the aircraft industry, we see cases of asbestos--related cancers in the aircraft mechanics.