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…

Plane carrying 185 passengers forced to make emergency landing after nine crew fall ill due to noxious fumes – Daily Mail, The Independent, The Irish Mirror, The Journal

The US Airways jet was flying from Venice to Philadelphia when emergency declared Cabin crew reported feeling ‘nauseous and dizzy’ two hours into the flight The aircraft made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport around 4pm Nine cabin crew taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for treatment To read the full article on Daily Mail…

Scientific Misconduct

Scientific Misconduct – Crucial Data is still unpublished May 2014 marks the third anniversary of the publication of the Cranfield University report into Cabin Air Quality (CAQ). The background is that in 1955, nearly sixty years ago, scientists published a paper which linked exposure to toxic oil fumes in a confined space with the cause…