AFA continues to lead the fight for better air quality

“AFA continues to lead the fight for better air quality in our aircraft,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “Most Americans go to work with the expectation of breathing clean air, but until we achieve better standards for cabin air quality, Flight Attendants don’t have this guarantee.” AFA’s efforts to improve the cabin environment span…

How safe is our cabin air? BASSA – 30th January 2016

  30th January 2016 Two American Airlines flights grounded: Calls for public inquiry over killer ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ following midair incidents – Mirror Online http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/two-american-airlines-flights-grounded-7272829 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3419458/Los-Angeles-bound-flight-returns-Heathrow-medical-emergency-involving-passengers-crew.html This news is quite unsettling and also poignant as two years ago to the day, one of our own, Matt Bass passed away with what his family , friends and…

Aerotoxic syndrome possible cause of illness breakout on AA flight to LAX – EXAMINER.COM 30th January 2016

EXAMINER.COM A few passengers and crew members felt light headed and sick to their stomachs and even lost consciousness during an American Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles. Those affected said they felt symptoms after about two hours into flight when the Boeing 777 was over Keflavik, Iceland. It happened late Wednesday, Jan. 27…

More fatalities linked to toxic cabin fumes, claims forensic expert – Sunday Express – 31st January 2016

A FORENSIC expert who carried out an autopsy on toxic air victim Richard Westgate has witnessed other fatalities linked to dangerous cabin fumes. Dr Frank van de Goot examined the BA pilot’s body after his death in 2012 and found severe inflammation in his nervous system and heart which could not be explained. Since then…

Illness That Diverted American Airlines Flight Remains a Mystery – New York Times – 29 January 2016

LONDON — American Airlines Flight 109, traveling to Los Angeles from London, was more than two hours into its journey and close to Keflavik, Iceland, when several passengers and crew members suddenly and mysteriously became ill. Those aboard were startled, news reports said, and the pilot decided to fly back to London. The plane landed…

Toxic cabin air campaigners call for detectors in planes Mystery plane illness at Heathrow prompts calls for air quality warning systems in cabins – Daily Telegraph – 29th January 2016

Calls for an inquiry into ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ The incident has prompted campaigners to call for a public inquiry into damage caused to cabin crew by something called ‘aerotoxic syndrome’, which they claim is an illness caused by breathing in fumes on a plane that have been contaminated with engine oil and other toxic chemicals. The…

Unite – Two American Airlines flights grounded: Calls for public inquiry over killer ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ following midair incidents – Daily Mirror – 29th January 2016

A union representing cabin crew has demanded an immediate public inquiry into the rise in ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ as a result of contaminated air on board planes. To read The Mirror report click here. To read the Unite call for a public Inquiry click here Clamour for action on ‘aerotoxic’ air travel grows, public inquiry must…