Accident: Berlin A320 near Nantes on Apr 2nd 2016, first officer incapacitated by fumes – UPDATED 12.4.16

An Air Berlin Airbus A320-200, registration D-ABNT performing flight AB-2191 from Las Palmas,CI (Spain) to Leipzig (Germany) with 179 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 80nm south of Nantes (France) when the first officer became incapacitated after fumes had been noticed on the flight deck prompting both flight crew to don their…

Air Berlin Märchenstunde? – Vom Öldampf ins Fettnäpfchen…Austrian Wings – 9.4.16

Mit Nachdruck versucht Air Berlin, sich vom „Billigflieger-Image“ zu befreien. Doch ausgerechnet die Behandlung von Zwischenfällen wirkt bei der Airline mehr als billig. „Fume Event“ – ein Begriff in der Luftfahrt, den Fluggesellschaften mitunter fürchten wie der Teufel das Weihwasser. Es verbirgt sich dahinter das auch als „aerotoxisches Syndrom“ bekannte Problem, im Zuge dessen die…

Berlin Airbus A-320 near Nantes on Apr 2nd 2016, first officer incapacitated by fumes

An Air Berlin Airbus A320-200, registration D-ABNT (for this aircraft registration, zero other reports are recorded and for Berlin, totally 6 recorded reports are stored within our database) performing flight AB-2191 from Las Palmas,CI (Spain) to Leipzig (Germany) with 179 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 80nm south of Nantes (France) when the…

Fresh scrutiny for aerotoxic syndrome – Flight Global – 29 March-4 April 2016

UK politicians call for independent inquiry into risk of contaminated cabin air and demand installation of monitoring systems. To read the full Flight Global article click: IMG To read the Conservative party (when in opposition) view of toxic contaminated cabin air for aircrew and passengers from 26th March 2008 click here. ‘The Conservatives have joined the…

Flying soon? You have a choice of BREATHING CABIN AIR from the outside OR halfway through the jet engine…

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the only so called ‘modern’ jet airliner which uses ‘outside’ air – note the ‘nostril’ air holes on the fuselage, either side of the wing roots. OR  A Boeing 747 which takes ‘bleed’ air from halfway through the 4 jet engines. Why take unnecessary risks; it’s YOUR choice… Click here for what the aviation industry publicly…

Bee-killing pesticides quietly permitted by the UK government – Guardian letter – 23 July 2015

It is a disgrace that the government delayed the announcement of its decision on granting the National Farmers’ Union permission to use neonicotinoid seed treatments until after parliament had gone into recess. No surprise, given it had already suppressed publication of the agenda and minutes of the expert committee on pesticides meeting on 20 May.…