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…

BFU Serious Incident on A319 – 19th December 2010

Report December 19th 2010 an Airbus 319 coming from Vienna proceeding inbound for landing at Cologne airport, both pilots noticed a strange smell as they were heading to base track. Shortly after that when turning on to the final approach track both pilots noticed a huge problem with their physical and cognitive functions which was…