BALPA – latest position on Cabin Air Quality – 5th December 2016

Cabin Air Quality  Background On most commercial aircraft the cabin air is supplied by the compressor stage of the aircraft jet engines or auxiliary power unit. Compression of the air leads to the air being heated and under abnormal conditions, such as failure of an oil seal, any oils or greases this air comes into…

Former flight attendant ‘poisoned by cabin fumes’ as 74 staff sue airlines over toxic air – The Adelaide Advertiser – 5.12.16

A FORMER flight attendant has said she suffered serious health problems after being “poisoned” by toxic fumes while working for British Airways. Trudie Dadd, 56, said she had suffered “unbelievable fatigue” as a result and has also had problems with her memory and stomach, according to The Sun. A veteran of 20 years with British…

2015 – Guidelines on Education, Training and Approved by and published under the authority of the Secretary General Reporting Practices related to Fume Events – ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) – 6th December 2016

2015 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND 1.1.1 Various types of fumes, smoke, haze and mist may contaminate the cabin and flight deck air supply system. Outside air may be contaminated with engine oil, hydraulic fluid, engine exhaust, ground service vehicle exhaust, fuel, de-icing fluid or ozone. Recirculation fans are another potential source of contaminated air. Also, electrical…

Incident: Avianca Brasil A318 near Brasilia on Nov 29th 2016, smoke in cabin – Av Herald

An Avianca Brasil Airbus A318-100, registration PR-ONH performing flight O6-6378 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP to Juazeiro Do Norte,CE (Brazil) with 99 passengers, was enroute at FL370 about 300nm east of Brasilia when the crew decided to divert to Brasilia reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft descended to FL180 for the diversion and landed safely…

Incident: Lufthansa A346 near Shannon on Dec 3rd 2016, odour on board – Av Herald

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHZ performing flight LH-412 from Munich (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 210nm westsouthwest of Shannon (Ireland) about to enter the Oceanic Crossing, when the crew decided to return to Munich reporting smell issues on board, a possibly electrical odour was detected on board of the aircraft.…

Incident: Easyjet Switzerland A320 near Stuttgart on Dec 2nd 2016, smoke in cockpit – Av Herald

An Easyjet Switzerland Airbus A320-200, registration HB-JXB performing flight U2-1234 from Budapest (Hungary) to Basel/Mulhouse (Switzerland/France), was enroute at FL380 about 110nm eastsoutheast of Stuttgart (Germany) when the crew reported smoke on the flight deck and decided to divert to Stuttgart for a safe landing on runway 25 about 30 minutes later. The airline reported…

Incident: Easyjet A320 near Newcastle on Nov 28th 2016, fumes in cabin – Av Herald

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZWX performing flight U2-6931 from Edinburgh,SC (UK) to Hamburg (Germany) with 161 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Edinburgh when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 about 30nm northwest of Newcastle,EN (UK) when the crew decided to divert to Newcastle reporting fumes in the cabin. The aircraft…

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency declared on easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Hamburg as fumes fill cabin – Daily Mail – 28.11.16

  EasyJet flight from Edinburgh to Hamburg diverted this afternoon Plane en route to Newcastle after fumes began to fill the cabin  Flight landed safely and emergency services were on the runway  An easyJet flight to Hamburg from the UK has been diverted after reports of fumes in the cabin. The flight departed Edinburgh Airport…

Sick from smoke-fumes onboard? What you need to know and what your doctor needs to know. Association of Flight Attendants – February 2016 – 28.11.16

SICK FROM SMOKE/FUMES ONBOARD? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT YOUR DOCTOR NEEDS TO KNOW The outside air that gets supplied to the cabin and flight deck is “bled” off either the aircraft engines or an auxiliary engine called the APU. Because of design and maintenance issues, engine oil/hydraulic fluid from the engines/APU/aircraft systems…

Examination report shows how toxic fumes come on board – Swiss warns their staff – Basellandschaftliche Zeitung – 26.11.16

Google translation below… Die Vorfälle mit kontaminierter Kabinenluft in Flugzeugen häufen sich. Dies stellt die Schweizerische Sicherheitsuntersuchungsstelle (Sust) gemäss einem Bericht der „Schweiz am Sonntag“ fest. Ein Grund dafür sind die in die Jahre gekommenen Jumbolinos. Im Cockpit und im Passagierraum des Airbus A330 der Swiss breitet sich fünf Minuten nach dem Start in Zürich…