‘JET CABIN FUMES CAN BE TOXIC’ British Airways safety chief Mark Mannering-Smith admits vapours have the ability to ‘incapacitate’ flyers. The Sun – 5.11.16

BA slammed as it is revealed drop-down oxygen masks aren’t sufficient protection from fumes in event of an emergency EXCLUSIVE BY STEPHEN MOYES 5th November 2016, 9:52 pm A BRITISH Airways boss has admitted passengers and crew can be hurt by toxic fumes on flights. And the airline has been criticised for failing to offer…

BUNDESSTELLE FÜR FLUGUNFALLUNTERSUCHUNG (BFU) = FEDERAL AGENCY FOR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FLIGHT – 5.11.16

The German Aircraft Accident Investigation Board is located at Braunschweig. Contrary to other comparable organizations of its kind the BFU staff lacks the otherwise required expertise of staff acting as investigators in charge (IIC). Most IIC’s do not hold or have ever held an ATPL (Air Transport Pilot License) or CPL (Commercial Pilot License) such…

British Airways accused of ‘shamefully’ downplaying serious toxic fume events – Daily Telegraph – 4.11.16

British Airways has been accused of downplaying an incident that left 25 cabin crew in hospital after toxic fumes leaked into the cabin of a San Francisco-bound flight. The plane was forced to divert to Calgary after the pilot told air traffic control that “toxic gas-type fumes” had filled the cabin – a recording of…

Aerotoxic Association – AAIB – 4.11.16

Dear David,                                   OPEN COMMUNICATION – 4th November 2016. Thank you for your prompt response. It was finally concluded after eighteen years on 3rd September 2010 in an Australian High Court – Turner v’s East West Airlines that bleed air powered aircraft such as the BAe 146 and A 380 released poisonous chemicals into cabins, which…

BA accused of downplaying health risks of ‘fume events’ on flights – The Guardian – 4.11.16

Unite union pushes for review into ‘toxic air’ incidents said to be making crews feel sick but airline denies the claim A trade union representing 20,000 cabin crew has accused British Airways of downplaying the health risks of “fume events” on aircraft, in the wake of a BA plane being diverted when crew became unwell.…

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…