The Chair announced that he had received a letter from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwin, MP, thanking the Committee for their work relating to cabin air. A copy of the letter was tabled for information. The Chair also informed Members that he had been in correspondence with Mr John Hoyte…
SundayExpress: We’ll be looking for TOMBSTONES: A Boeing engineer’s DEADLY warning about toxic cabin air
A SENIOR engineer at aircraft giant Boeing warned bosses they would be “looking for a tombstone” unless they tackled the potentially deadly issue of toxic fumes on board passenger planes, a bombshell email reveals.
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Perhaps one of the most baffling mysteries behind the ongoing debate of whether exposure to toxic oil fumes in the confined space of an airliner cabin can cause ill health is the total absence of in-flight monitoring systems to detect oil fumes. We all know that new houses require smoke detection systems, light aircraft often…
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the broad health effects of occupational exposures in flight attendants apart from disease-specific morbidity and mortality studies. We describe the health status of flight attendants and compare it to the U.S. population. In addition, we explore whether the prevalence of major health conditions in flight attendants is associated with length…
Thanks to the work of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been allowed by the Federal Aviation Authority to regulate the safety and health of ‘crewmembers working on aircraft in operation.’
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The Countess of Marr, Lords Tyler, Wigley and Elton challenge the Department for Transport minister Baroness Kramer on the issue of bleed air filtration, detection, and the concentration of pollutants in fume events.
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First reported: Suspected toxic fumes: oil stench burdened Canaries vacationers in Condor jet Update: On Mar 18th 2014 the CIAIAC released an interim statement stating: “In April 2013 the health of one of the flight attendants who had been onboard during the flight of 22 March 2013 worsened, requiring hospitalization. The symptoms presented were overall…
Read Ian Panton’s open letter to Commissioner Siim Kallas:
7 Feb 2014 Panton to Kallas
and the reply from Director Matthew Baldwin:
14 Mar 2014 Baldwin to Panton
and Ian Panton’s reply to Matthew Baldwin:
14 march 2014 Panton to Baldwin
To read Ian Panton’s correspondence with the EASA, click here.
Read Ian Panton’s open letters to the European Aviation Safety Agency: 04/12/2005 Breathing Air Supply to the Pressure Cabin – Contamination Concerns 09/12/2013 and 05/02/2014 Aviation: Passengers’ Rights – Contamination of the Breathing Air Supply 01/03/2014 Aviation: Passengers’ Rights – Contamination of the Breathing Air Supply 14/03/2014 Aviation: Passengers’ Rights – Contamination of the Breathing…