The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health See #2 Flight Attendant & #12 Pilot – 11th October 2016

Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others. A nurse working in a hospital is more likely to catch an infectious disease than a lawyer working in an office, for example. To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from theOccupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of…

The long-term health effects of fatigue: impacts on mental health – BALPA 26th April 2016

Read the full article here. We know the immediate effects of fatigue have the potential to compromise flight safety, but what effect can chronic fatigue have on your mental and physical well-being in the long term? In this two-part series during Stress Awareness month, BALPA’s Programme Director and part of our ‘Focus on Fatigue’ team,…

‘I got everyone home today’: How real-life pilots feel with our lives in their hands – NATIONAL POST – 21st Sept 2016

I used to work in radio. Every once in a while, there would be a screw-up on air. An interview subject’s name would be mispronounced. We’d get the date wrong on something. A mic would be left on the air for a disparaging remark about the staff Christmas party to be heard. Dumb stuff. But…

Incident: American A321 at Charlotte on Oct 5th 2016, smoke in cabin

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N185UW performing flight AA-428 from Charlotte,NC to Denver,CO (USA) with 138 passengers and 6 crew, was in the initial climb out of Charlotte’s runway 36C when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet MSL reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Charlotte for a safe landing…

Incident: Austrian A321 near Vienna on Oct 1st 2016, fumes in cockpit and cabin

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration OE-LBF performing flight OS-418 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Vienna (Austria) with 126 passengers and 6 crew, was descending through FL280 towards Vienna when the flight crew observed a strong smell of old socks/wet cloth and donned their oxygen masks. The smell was also noticed in the…

Incident: Germania B737 near Muenster on Oct 5th 2016, smell of smoke in cockpit -5th October 2016

A Germania Boeing 737-700, registration D-AGEL performing flight ST-3108 from Muenster (Germany) to Malaga,SP (Spain) with 118 passengers and 5 crew, had just levelled off at cruise level FL350 when the crew reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit and decided to return to Muenster. The aircraft landed safely on Muenster’s runway 07 about…

Kontaminierte Kabinenluft: Brisante Doku nun auf DVD – Austrian Wings – 3rd October 2016

Die Dokumentation „UNGEFILTERT EINGEATMET – DIE WAHRHEIT ÜBER DAS AEROTOXISCHE SYNDROM“ des Investigativ-Journalisten Tim van Beveren ist jetzt auch auf DVD verfügbar und kann hier bestellt werden.   Dieser Film ist – so Tim van Beveren – die erste investigative Dokumentation ihrer Art über eine der Schattenseiten einer ansonsten glamourösen Industrie. Er beschäftigt sich mit…

Final report to Fume event: Toxic oil vapors in Q400 AUA – Austrian Wings – 27th September 2016

To read the full report click bmvit_86-069_abschlussbericht  (German only) Google translation: AUA Offered passengers and crew after the incident no medical examination to On May 6, 2015, came aboard the Bombardier Q400 with the registration OE-LGA to search a massive smoke in the cockpit and cabin, dass die pilot Decided to turn back to Vienna…