Professor Chris Winder – Aerotoxic Discoverer

Professor Chris Winder died 20 May 2014, from a brain tumour that was diagnosed last August. He was being cared for at a hospice in Sydney and put up a fight throughout. Chris, a Professor in applied Toxicology and Occupational Health and Safety at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney dedicated almost…

A Dark Reflection PRESS RELEASE on flight MH 370

Producer/Director, former airline captain, Tristan Loraine who has been interviewed by the BBC on the MH 370 issue stated “We have been advised there are only a few scenarios that make sense in explaining the disappearance of Flight MH370, and the film A Dark Reflection examines just one of them: the incapacitation of crew and passengers by  contaminated air from the engines. As the film reveals, this is a regular phenomenon that can occur on any airline  flight and air‐crew have become impaired or incapacitated in flight due to issues…

Study of Reported Occurrences in Conjunction with Cabin Air Quality in Transport Aircraft – BFU German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigations

Synopsis Over the last few years, the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) has received an increased number of reports of so-called fume events. These kinds of events include smell, smoke or vapour inside the airplane and health impairments of occupants of transport aircraft. In addition, this topic is increasingly discussed among flight…

Jet engine oil consumption as a surrogate for measuring chemical contamination in aircraft cabin air – Jeremy J. Ramsden

1. INTRODUCTION Ever since the system of pressurizing jet aircraft cabins using hot compressed air bled off the engines (“bleed air”) was introduced, aeronautical engineers have been aware of the possibility, indeed inevitability, of some contamination of the bleed air and, hence, of the ambient atmosphere in the cockpit and cabin, with engine oil. To…