Fume events: the current position on 26th February 2014 – Clyde & Co. LLP …Republished 26.04.17

An aircraft is beginning its final approach when the pilots notice an unusual odour in the cockpit. Without warning, the First Officer becomes nauseous and his arms and legs start to feel numb. The Captain starts to experience similar symptoms, although he is less severely affected. Both put on their oxygen masks, but the First…

Fume Events: Termination – Aerotoxic Syndrome – Poppel Rechtsanwalt – 26.04.17

There are few instances where the Aerotoxic Syndrome has resulted in labor litigation. Over the past few years, so-called Fume Events in the aviation industry have always made headlines, even if only subliminally. During a Fume event, toxic substances enter the breathing air of an aircraft cabin. No smoke or smoke must be visible in…

Information on bio-monitoring – BG Verkerh – 26.04.17

Bio-monitoring is the study of biological material for the determination of hazardous substances and their metabolized products, as well as the investigation of changes in body substances (effect monitoring). The Institute for Prevention and Occupational Health of the DGUV (IPA) has developed quality-assured standards for the biological monitoring planned by BG Verkehr. This includes the…

Potential hazards caused by odors in aircraft – BG Verkehr – 26.04.17

State of the knowledge of BG Transport In the case of most commercial aircraft, the fresh air for the cabin and the cockpit is tapped on the engines as a so-called bleed air (bleed air). In this case, it is theoretically possible to introduce small amounts of oils or their decomposition products into the air…