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Welcome to the Aerotoxic Association

A Statement From The Chairman

I am a former airline training captain who flew the BAe 146 from 1989 to mid 2005 but had to stop flying due to a serious neurological illness which left me feeling suicidal.

I was diagnosed with Aerotoxic Syndrome in early 2006; this illness which was first termed by scientists from the US, France and Australia in 1999.

My account of my flying career and illness along with information about Aerotoxic Syndrome have been recorded in this book:

‘Aerotoxic Syndrome – Aviation’s Darkest Secret’

I have made several sworn statements since 2006 concerning the poisoning of crew and passengers which have been seen by relatives, friends, lawyers, a judge, politicians, the CAA and the Police. These have been largely ignored - meaning that my sworn word and testimony has had little value in the past.

I have run the Aerotoxic Association since 18th June 2007 in an effort to help other members of the public. The main purpose of the Aerotoxic Association was to raise awareness of the issue and this has now been achieved. Aerotoxic syndrome is now being examined in the media and the courts. It is now time for me to move on and I am in discussions with people who are interested in continuing the work of the Association.

I was first contacted by Richard Mark Westgate on 16th March 2012 – who subsequently died on 12th December 2012 - and whose premature death is presently being investigated by the senior Coroner for Dorset UK. I am appearing as a witness.

I anticipate that there will be further public hearings in the future and I am available to appear as a witness in any public Court.

John Hoyte

Chairman Aerotoxic Association
Former BAe 146 Training Captain

27th March 2015.

The Aerotoxic Association was founded on 18th June 2007 at the Houses of Parliament, London, UK by a group of aircrew whose careers had ended prematurely due to Aerotoxic Syndrome, and we now want to help similarly affected aircrew and passengers.

Our Objectives

  • Support for sufferers of Aerotoxic Syndrome;
  • Informing the public of the harm associated with poor aircraft Cabin Air Quality and the causative link to Aerotoxic Syndrome;
  • The publication of balanced, factual information related to Cabin Air Quality;
  • To work with industry and regulators to demand the implementation of known and available solutions.

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