Aviation Health Conference, London 2nd – 3rd October 2012

Visit the Quaynote website to read about the conference Read the agenda and list of participants here n.b 1530 – 1550, Tuesday 2nd October  “BLEED AIR CONTAMINATION INVESTIGATION: WHAT IS THE PLACE OF BIOMARKERS?” Keynote speaker: Professor Clem Furlong, University of Washington Open Letter to Dr. Claude Thibeault (IATA Medical Advisor) Visit the Quaynote website…

Bleed Air Contaminants: An SAE Standard Project – SAE Aerospace

Agenda Regulations Regulatory Context Supplemental Guidance Regulatory Risk Categories Engine Bleed Air Certification Standards MIL-E-5000D; ARP4418; ARP4418A Health Effects; Odor and Sensory Irritancy Assessment Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories- Building Studies Honeywell Toxicological Review-Bleed Air Studies Considerations not in Current Standards Chemical Effects – irritancy, sensitizers, chronic health impact Dose-Addition Approach for Estimating Comfort Effects Identity…

AAIB Bulletin: Fume event (2012)

Synopsis During the climb out from Heathrow Airport, both pilots experienced symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness. The pilots donned their oxygen masks and returned to Heathrow, where the aircraft landed without further incident. No fault was found with the aircraft and no-one else on the aircraft experienced adverse symptoms. The incident uncovered a previously unknown…

Health Effects of Contaminants in Aircraft Cabin Air

INTRODUCTION Concerns have been raised by organisations representing pilots and cabin crew about the possible effects on aircrew health of oil/hydraulic fluid smoke/fume contamination incidents in pressurised aircraft. Specific concerns have been raised with respect to organophosphate compounds (OPs) in the cabin air environment and the effects on health of long term low-level exposure. To…

Thomson Airway’s Dreamliner Advert

Boeing 787: Clean cabin air, June 2007 In evidence from the House of Lords enquiry, Boeing admit that traditional bleed air design is flawed. “The Boeing 787 will have a no-bleed architecture for the outside air supply to the cabin. This architecture eliminates the risk of engine oil decomposition products from being introduced in the…

Airbus A321 Incident – December 2011

Airbus A321-231, G-EUXL Date of occurrence: 20 December 2011 Summary: During the climb out from Heathrow Airport, both pilots experienced symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness. The pilots donned their oxygen masks and returned to Heathrow, where the aircraft landed without further incident. No fault was found with the aircraft and no-one else on the aircraft…