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…

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…

‘KILLED BY TOXIC COCKPIT’ British Airways pilot who thought he was being ‘poisoned by contaminated cockpit air’ died after seeking help abroad because UK doctors did not believe him’ – The Sun – 7.4.17

A BRITISH Airways co-pilot who believed he was being poisoned by contaminated cockpit air died as he tried to seek medical help abroad, an inquest heard. Richard Westgate suffered from severe headaches, confusion, sight problems and insomnia before he died in December 2012 at the age of 43. He moved to the Netherlands to seek…

Richard Westgate Coroner’s Inquest. 6th – 13th April 2017 Salisbury, Dorset. UK – David Platt QC & Michael Rawlinson QC – aerotoxicity claims from aircrew.

Evidence published in the public Interest: From 6th – 13th April 2017 @ 1000 there will be a public Coroner’s inquest into the death of Richard Mark Westgate at Salisbury Coroner’s Court, Dorset, UK. Representing BA and the Civil Aviation Authority: David Platt QC Practice Overview David specialises in occupational disease, personal injury and insurance…

Cabine Union UFO organized demonstration against contaminated cabin air – FRA Terminal 1 – 1300 – 28.3.17

The independent flight attendants organization (UFO) will call for a demonstration against contaminated cabin air at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday from 1 pm. “So-called” fume events “are a blatant health risk for cabin staff, pilots and air travelers. That is why, together with members of different airlines, trade unions and clubs, we are demonstrating a…