Incident: Jetblue E190 at Charleston on July 18th 2016, fumes in cabin

A Jetblue Embraer ERJ-190, registration N329JB performing flight B6-1131 from Charleston,SC to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was climbing out of Charleston when the crew stopped the climb at about 17,000 feet reporting an odour and light haze in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Charleston for a safe landing about 17 minutes after departure. Passengers reported…

A320 fliegt mit elektrischem Klimatisierungssystem – A320 flying with electric air-conditioning system – 18th July 2016 – aero.de

  TOULOUSE – Außenluft statt Zapfluft: An Bord des Airbus Flight Lab, eines für Forschungszwecke umgerüsteten A320, wurde ein elektrisch kontrolliertes Kabinenumweltsystem von Liebherr-Aerospace getestet. Das elektrische Klimatisierungssystem von Liebherr-Aerospace in Toulouse nutzt anstelle von Zapfluft aus den Triebwerken Außenluft für die Klimatierung der Kabine. Es verfügt über einen motorisierten Turbokompressor (50 kW), dessen Drehzahl…

Incident: Hawaiian B763 over Pacific on July15th 2016, smoke in cabin

A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N588HA performing flight HA-19 from Sacramento,CA to Honolulu,HI (USA), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and decided to divert to Hilo,HI (USA), where the aircraft landed safely. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL19/history/20160715/1400Z/KSMF/PHNL To read the full report click here To read the effects on passengers…

Electronic nose detects pesticides and nerve gas – KU LEUVEN

Detecting pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations? An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven have made it possible. The best-known electronic nose is the breathalyser. As drivers breathe into the device, a chemical sensor measures the amount of alcohol in their breath. This chemical reaction is then…

Aircraft: Air Conditioning Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th July 2016.

Lady Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 July (HL873), whether ExxonMobil was consulted by, or supplied evidence to, the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food and the Environment (COT) prior to…

The politician’s & pilot’s views on Toxic Air Detectors…but who is correct? 14th July 2016

Lady Mar Question: “To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 June (HL503), on what basis they state that European Aviation Safety Agency certification standard 25.1309c does not require warning systems for engine oil that leaks onto hot aircraft engines over which cabin “bleed air” is…

Incident: Macau A321 at Macau on July 11th 2016, odour in cabin

An Air Macau Airbus A321-200, registration B-MBA performing flight NX-882 from Macau (Macau) to Bangkok (Thailand) with 159 people on board, was climbing through FL270 out of Macau when the crew decided to return to Macau reporting an unusual odour on board. The aircraft landed safely back on Macau’s runway 34 about 45 minutes after…

Incident: American B772 at London on July 12th 2016,smoke in cockpit

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N788AN performing flight AA-105 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was climbing out of Heathrow’s runway 27R when the crew stopped the climb at FL140 reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Heathrow for a safe landing on runway 27L about 30 minutes after departure.…