Social media and the implications for pilots (and Aerotoxic?) – BALPA – 3.11.16

Define the word ‘celebrity’. Not so long ago, you could say that being a celebrity meant you did a job that the public were interested in and the mainstream media reported on. Since the advent of social media, however, that definition has widened and blurred considerably. We now have ‘internet celebrities’ who embody more than…

Air Accident Investigation Branch reply to Aerotoxic Association – 3.11.16

John,   Thank you for your inquiry.   The AAIB are not able to answer your question regarding the equipment fitted to British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft.  May I suggest that you contact British Airways about equipment fitted on their aircraft and the EASA for the airworthiness requirements for the installation of poisonous gas detectors…

British Airways accused of downplaying toxic fume risk – ITV – 3.11.16

A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver because toxic fumes reportedly entered the cabin. Credit: PA Wire British Airways has been warned to stop “downplaying” potentially “toxic fumes”in plane cabins. It comes after a British Airways flight from San Francisco to Heathrow had an emergency landing last week when crew members…

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events – Unite – 3.11.16

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events 03 November 2016 Britain’s largest union, Unite warned British Airways against downplaying harmful fume events on board aircraft by reclassifying them as ‘odour events’, saying that it could mean the true number of fume incidents across the airline industry is ‘far higher’. The warning comes as more…