Civil Aviation Authority & Cabin Air Quality – 13.3.17

All UK airlines are legally required to report any occurrences that could have, or did, endanger aircraft occupants within 72 hours. Airlines are also required to carry out appropriate levels of analysis of a potential incident and determine any further action that may help improve aviation safety. This applies to all types of occurrences including…

Tech start-up creates handheld fume detector for aircraft – A Game Changer from TRAVOLUTION – 13.3.17

TRAVOLUTION A tech start-up has announced that it has created what it claims to be the world’s first real-time detector of poisonous compounds in aircraft cabins. London-based VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions Ltd (VN-ADS) is aiming to tackle “fume events” and “aerotoxic syndrome” and is looking to start field-testing on commercial flights. The start-up has spent two years…

TODAY AT 5: Toxic air on board passenger jets – WSOCTV.COM – 1.3.17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pilots across the country are raising a major safety concern, claiming the air that flight crews and passengers breathe on board could contain toxic fumes. In a Channel 9 investigation, anchor Allison Latos asks how dangerous the fumes really are. “Extraordinarily dangerous,” said Allied Pilots Association spokesperson Capt. Dennis Tajer. “Imagine two…

Incident: Berlin A332 near Daytona Beach on Feb 25th 2017, smoke in cockpit – 26.2.17

An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ALPC performing flight AB-7416 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Cancun (Mexico), was enroute at FL360 about 120nm northeast of Daytona Beach,FL (USA) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted the aircraft to Daytona Beach. The aircraft landed safely on Daytona Beach’s runway 25R, vacated the runway, the…

​The TCP Myth & WHO guarantees well-being at low dose exposure to toxins ? By Bee Beaumont 6.2.17 Published 24.2.17

Continued from Aviators, Snake Oil Myths & White Elephants  Be very skeptical when you are showered with platitudes of reassurance about the safety of otherwise toxic chemicals from those who stand to profit one way or another from using them or selling them. It can take more than a decade for signals of harm to make…

Accident: Lufthansa A320 at Munich on Feb 17th 2017, strange odour – Oil event? Av Herald – 24.2.17

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIUT performing flight LH-2038 from Munich to Berlin Tegel (Germany), was just being cleared to line up Munich’s runway 26R for departure when the crew reported a strange odour on board and requested to return to the apron. Tower cleared the aircraft to taxi back to the apron via runway…

Gift über den Wolken = Poison above the clouds – Bayersiche Staatszeitung – 24.2.17

Husten, Schwindel, Herzrasen: Immer mehr Flugbegleiter, Piloten und Passagiere leiden unter „Fume Events“ Flugbegleiterin Maria Greiner (Name geändert) ist verzweifelt. Seit einem Einsatz im Februar 2016 leidet sie unter Schwindel, Husten, Herzrasen, Atembeschwerden und Sehstörungen. Nur glauben wollen ihr das weder der Arbeitgeber, noch die Berufsgenossenschaft und die Ärzte. „Mir fällt es sehr schwer, mit…

Contaminated cabin air: a health problem becomes a certainty. A longer chronology in German (English Translation now available) – 23.2.17

Contaminated Cabin-Air,a serious health problem is becoming certainty,a chronology through the ages Passengers should never be exposed to any health risks whatsoever,this is the basic law and directive of the European Agency for Flight Safety,yet a serious health risk exists in the form of contaminated cabin air. although it has been medically proven that during…

Testimony of Dallas McIntosh, Former BA Cabin Service Director & other aircrew and passenger testimonies – 20.2.17

My name is Dallas McIntosh and I joined British Airways as Cabin Crew in 1996 when I graduated from The University of Strathclyde with a BEng in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  My intention was to fly for a couple of years to see the world before choosing which branch of Engineering to apply my learning…