Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a breath of fresh cabin air Daily Telegraph – 19th December 2009

The successful launch of the Boeing Dreamliner this week has highlighted concerns about the amount of toxic air in conventional aircraft cabins. The new lightweight plane, which is designed to cut fuel costs by 20 per cent, has been hailed as the answer to the problem of contaminated air that scientists claim affects up to…

‘Evidence’ of fume/smoke incidents October 2015 – January 2016

A selection of international fume/smoke incidents from October 2015 – January 2016 from AV Herald. Click here to view. To read a 15th November 2015 European Cockpit Association (ECA) demand for Toxic Air Detection systems click here. “ECA is aware of the development of detection systems. These assist pilots in their decision-making and can help airlines…

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution – Guardian 16th January 2016

“World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion.” To read the full 16th February 2016 article click here. To read a 26th February 2006 Guardian article (nearly 10 years ago!) about toxic air in the confined space of jet airliners – click here. To…

Incident: Lufthansa A319 near Frankfurt on Jan 11th 2016, odour on board

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILF performing flight LH-235 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), departed Rome with a delay of 6 hours following an on time arrival and was descending towards Frankfurt when the crew donned their oxygen masks due to a strong odour in cockpit and cabin of the aircraft. The aircraft…

Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board – Updated 14th January 2016 ‘Entire’ changed to ‘Affected’…

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-731 (scheduled dep Jan 10th, actual dep Jan 11th) from Hong Kong (China) to Munich (Germany), was enroute when fumes were noticed on board, followed by a number of flight attendants reporting feeling unwell with dizziness, head ache, eye and throat irritation. The flight continued to Munich…