BALPA OPEN COMMUNICATION 13th May 2017

  A letter received from BALPA dated 10th May 2017: A reply sent on 13th May 2017: FAO Richard Toomer,                                Head of Communications & External Relations. Dear Richard,                                                    OPEN COMMUNICATION I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th May 2017. The Aerotoxic Association web site has been live for 10 years since 18th June 2007…

Incident: Berlin A332 at Dusseldorf on May 10th 2017, odour on board – Av Herald 10.5.17

An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ABXD performing flight AB-7392 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 184 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Dusseldorf’s runway 23L when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet due to an unusual odour on board. The crew decided to divert to Cologne/Bonn…

Aircraft cabin fumes: The poisoning and disablement of those who fly – Australian Options – 1st December 2009 – Republished 9.5.17

Posted by Nickolas Vakas on December 1, 2009 in General, Summer 2009 Aircraft cabin fumes caused by oil leaking from engines and entering the cabin environment have been poisoning air travellers for decades. The resulting fumes also compromise the safe operation of the aircraft. The airline industry, regulators and governments have consistently denied this serious…

Aircrew/Passenger Hair Test for TCP by Kudzu – 8.5.17

Available now! This hair test is aimed at crew and passengers who believe they may have been exposed to toxic fumes on board of an aircraft. Together with “Kudzu SCIENCE” in Strasbourg/ France, A.V.S.A., our French associate “Association des Victimes Aerotoxique Syndrome”, have developed this validated hair test which can determine exposure to ‘tri-cresyl phospate’…

What is AFA doing to improve Cabin Air Quality and prevent fume events? 8.5.17

May 8, 2017 AFA has been the leader in working to improve Cabin Air Quality on our aircraft.  Our members have always insisted on the best possible representation which includes safeguarding Flight Attendant safety and health. This is why our union has made it a priority to create and maintain an Air Safety, Health and…

Former flight attendant says toxic fumes in plane caused debilitating illness – WSB TV – 4.5.17

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News investigated how potentially toxic fumes entered planes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Now a former flight attendant from Georgia is talking about her frightening experience. Jan Williams, who used to work for former Delta connection carrier Pinnacle Air, says she suffered serious medical problems caused by fumes.…