Fume event onboard BFU TX013-12

Incident: Disturbance without injured people ………………Date /time: 01.01.2012. 07:05:00am Location/country: Bremen, Germany………………………………Damage on aircraft: no damage Source: Investigation through BFU employee…………………..File/nr BFU TX013-12 During take-off from Bremen airport to Vilnius (Lithuania), pungent fumes entered the cockpit via the air-vents, which were accompanied by a very foul smell. After about 5min both pilots had severe headaches.…

Organophosphorus Ester-Induced Chronic Neurotoxicity

ABSTRACT. Organophosphorus compounds are potent neurotoxic chemicals that are widely used in medicine, industry, and agriculture. The neurotoxicity of these chemicals has been documented in accidental human poisoning, epidemiological studies, and animal models. Organophosphorus compounds have 3 distinct neurotoxic actions. The primary action is the irreversible inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, resulting in the accumulation of acetylcholine…

Organophosphates in aircraft cabin and cockpit air—method development and measurements of contaminants

Methods for measurements and the potential for occupational exposure to organophosphates (OPs) originating from turbine and hydraulic oils among flying personnel in the aviation industry are described. Different sampling methods were applied, including active within-day methods for OPs and VOCs, newly developed passive long-term sample methods (deposition of OPs to wipe surface areas and to…