Incident: Canada B788 near Dublin on Feb 3rd 2016, electrical odour in cabin

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPT performing flight AC-851 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm west of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to London due to an electrical smell observed in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely back in London Heathrow about 50 minutes…

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…