The organophosphate (OP) pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase. Hence acetylcholine accumulates at nerve synapses and neuromuscular junctions, stimulating muscarinic and nicotinic receptors and the central nervous system.They are used as pesticides but can also be used as ‘nerve gas’. This is prohibited under the Geneva Convention but could be used by terrorists or rogue regimes. Read the…
A US Airways Airbus A330-200, registration N290AY performing flight US-706 from Charlotte,NC (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was enroute at FL370 about 320nm northeast of Charlotte when the crew decided to return to Charlotte due to an unbearable odour on board.
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Business Insider ranks the 15 most unhealthy jobs in America, using statistics from U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network.
Read the entry for flight attendants here.
Read the entry for airline pilots here.
The Aviation Health Conference 2014 is taking place on the 23rd and 24th September 2014 Chaired by Claude Thibeault, Medical Advisor, IATA […] 15:30 – CABIN AIR QUALITY: THE COT INVOLMENT AND FINDINGS Prof. David Coggon, Prof. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Southampton, and Chairman COT Read the IATA conference programme here. Read the…
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 19 August 2014 Immediate Release The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) represents more than 800,000 airline staff and consumers and congratulates the Boeing Aircraft Company for designing the Boeing 787 so it can provide clean breathing air to passengers and crews. For over 50 years, all commercial jet aircraft have used the flawed practice of supplying…
HolidayTravelWatch has received a second report from holidaymakers about a serious aircraft cabin smoke/fume event on-board a BHAir Airbus A320 aircraft. This follows on from our earlier press release detailing the experiences of 15 air passengers on-board another BHAir flight on a flight from Bourgas Airport in Bulgaria to Manchester on 13 June 2014.
The most recent complaint involves a flight from Bourgas Airport to Manchester on 14 June 2014 on Flight Number BGH5529; complaints include:
Read the full press-release here.
By Adam Minter Can airplane cabin air kill? The question has nagged at airplane manufacturers, crew and passengers ever since the jet age shut us into pressurized metal tubes. As far back as 1955, aviation engineers worried about contaminated air in plane cabins, and in 2009, Boeing settled a lawsuit brought by an American Airlines…
Health and well-being is extremely important to us at British airways. We are not only concerned with the health of our customers but also the well-being of our staff.
We also actively support research into improving the quality of cabin air
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CALGARY ─ Smoke in the cockpit led to a Calgary-bound flight out of London, England, to abort its flight on Tuesday. The Boeing 767-300’s crew acted decisively in the face of a sudden emergency and requested a priority landing at Heathrow, British Airways spokeswoman Michele Kropf said. Read the full news article here. Read the…
Workers’ representatives agreed to continue their fight for more regulations. Sara Nelson from the AFA-CWA called for regulations on the quality of air on-board: “Some civil aviation staff are being poisoned!”
View the full ITF 2014 Congress site, here.