Fume events: the current position on 26th February 2014 – Clyde & Co. LLP …Republished 26.04.17

An aircraft is beginning its final approach when the pilots notice an unusual odour in the cockpit. Without warning, the First Officer becomes nauseous and his arms and legs start to feel numb. The Captain starts to experience similar symptoms, although he is less severely affected. Both put on their oxygen masks, but the First…

Fume Events: Termination – Aerotoxic Syndrome – Poppel Rechtsanwalt – 26.04.17

There are few instances where the Aerotoxic Syndrome has resulted in labor litigation. Over the past few years, so-called Fume Events in the aviation industry have always made headlines, even if only subliminally. During a Fume event, toxic substances enter the breathing air of an aircraft cabin. No smoke or smoke must be visible in…

Information on bio-monitoring – BG Verkerh – 26.04.17

Bio-monitoring is the study of biological material for the determination of hazardous substances and their metabolized products, as well as the investigation of changes in body substances (effect monitoring). The Institute for Prevention and Occupational Health of the DGUV (IPA) has developed quality-assured standards for the biological monitoring planned by BG Verkehr. This includes the…

British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) Positive Evidence on Cabin Air Quality – from 20-21 April 2005 – 25.04.17

It is often claimed that there is ‘NO POSITIVE EVIDENCE’ of harm from exposure to toxic air in the confined space of a jet airliner… Here is evidence from 20/21 April 2005 of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) who held a two day conference in London to decide whether or not harm could occur.…

DECISIONS FURTHER TO PRE-INQUEST REVIEW HEARING HELD ON THE 21ST OF JULY 2016 – Richard Mark Westgate – 23.04.17

IN THE DORSET CORONER’S COURT Before Dr SIMON FOX QC Assistant Coroner INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF RICHARD MARK WESTGATE __________________________ DECISIONS FURTHER TO PRE-INQUEST REVIEW HEARING HELD ON THE 21ST OF JULY 2016 Click Westgate Judgment 27.7.16 to view the decisions of Assistant Coroner Dr Fox QC. Click here to view the report by Senior…

Reminder: Second demo against contaminated cabin air on 28.04.2017 – Independent flight attendant organization Union of cabin crew – UFO

Dear Colleagues, The topic “contaminated cabin air” is of particular importance for us all. For this reason, we have already organized a demonstration against contaminated cabin air at the airport in Frankfurt last month. Many of you have been there and have contributed to the fact that the topic has been further put into the…

I always wanted to become a pilot – now my Traumberuf (Dream Job) has made me sick incurably By Former Pilot Katharina Kugelmeier – Huff Post Voices – 22.04.17

“I’m a pilot” – How many times have I said this sentence with joy. Today it has to be said: “I was a pilot, unfortunately, I am ill-treated by flying.” Although I have not been sitting in a cockpit for five years now, let alone flying in an airplane, I still hurt my heart. Apart…

Passengers terrified as plane fills with smoke mid-flight – Newshub – 21.4.17

A domestic flight in Nigeria became a horror show for passengers when the cabin began filling with smoke. Smoke can be seen pouring into the cabin while passengers can be heard praying, chanting, and crying before the plane made an emergency landing on Wednesday. Twenty minutes after takeoff smoke began to fill the cabin, according…