Social media and the implications for pilots (and Aerotoxic?) – BALPA – 3.11.16

Define the word ‘celebrity’. Not so long ago, you could say that being a celebrity meant you did a job that the public were interested in and the mainstream media reported on. Since the advent of social media, however, that definition has widened and blurred considerably. We now have ‘internet celebrities’ who embody more than…

Air Accident Investigation Branch reply to Aerotoxic Association – 3.11.16

John,   Thank you for your inquiry.   The AAIB are not able to answer your question regarding the equipment fitted to British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft.  May I suggest that you contact British Airways about equipment fitted on their aircraft and the EASA for the airworthiness requirements for the installation of poisonous gas detectors…

British Airways accused of downplaying toxic fume risk – ITV – 3.11.16

A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver because toxic fumes reportedly entered the cabin. Credit: PA Wire British Airways has been warned to stop “downplaying” potentially “toxic fumes”in plane cabins. It comes after a British Airways flight from San Francisco to Heathrow had an emergency landing last week when crew members…

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events – Unite – 3.11.16

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events 03 November 2016 Britain’s largest union, Unite warned British Airways against downplaying harmful fume events on board aircraft by reclassifying them as ‘odour events’, saying that it could mean the true number of fume incidents across the airline industry is ‘far higher’. The warning comes as more…

High court rules UK government plans to tackle air pollution are illegal – The Guardian – 2.11.16

The government’s plan for tackling the UK’s air pollution crisis has been judged illegally poor at the high court, marking the second time in 18 months that ministers have lost in court on the issue. The defeat is a humiliation for ministers who by law must cut the illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide suffered by…

Post Airline Fume Event Urine Test for Organophosphate Poisoning – Aviation Travel writer – 2.11.16

Many cabin crew are being misdiagnosed following Fume Events due to incorrect tests being given or the tests are denied by the occupational medical doctors hired and financed by the airlines to treat them in order to hide the evidence of chemical exposure. It has become necessary for us to take this into our own…

OPEN COMMUNICATION from John Hoyte Chairman of Aerotoxic Association to AAIB regarding poisonous gas detectors in Airbus A 380’s – 2.11.16

OPEN COMMUNICATION Mr. David Miller Acting Chief Inspector of Air Accidents Air Accidents Investigation Branch Farnborough House Berkshire Copse Road Aldershot Hampshire GU11 2HH Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 Dear Mr. Miller BA286 Airbus A380 In-flight diversion to Vancouver due to reported ‘toxic fumes, toxic gas like fumes’   Could you please advise me, my member of Parliament Clive…

OPEN COMMUNICATION from Capt Loraine to Head of Air Accidents Investigation Branch – 2.11.16

OPEN COMMUNICATION Mr. David Miller Acting Chief Inspector of Air Accidents Air Accidents Investigation Branch Farnborough House Berkshire Copse Road Aldershot Hampshire GU11 2HH Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 Dear Mr. Miller BA286 Airbus A380 In-flight diversion to Vancouver due to reported ‘toxic fumes, toxic gas like fumes’ I was informed yesterday by one of your Operations Officers, Ms…

Accident: British Airways A388 near Vancouver on Oct 24th 2016, fumes on board, 26 treated for smoke inhalation – Av Herald – UPDATED 1.11.16 + 2.11.16

1st November 2016 A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEB performing flight BA-286 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 388 passengers and 25 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 640nm east of Vancouver,BC (Canada), when the crew declared medical emergency and initiated a diversion first in direction to Calgary,AB (Canada), subsequently to…