British Airways accused of ‘shamefully’ downplaying serious toxic fume events – Daily Telegraph – 4.11.16

British Airways has been accused of downplaying an incident that left 25 cabin crew in hospital after toxic fumes leaked into the cabin of a San Francisco-bound flight. The plane was forced to divert to Calgary after the pilot told air traffic control that “toxic gas-type fumes” had filled the cabin – a recording of…

Aerotoxic Association – AAIB – 4.11.16

Dear David,                                   OPEN COMMUNICATION – 4th November 2016. Thank you for your prompt response. It was finally concluded after eighteen years on 3rd September 2010 in an Australian High Court – Turner v’s East West Airlines that bleed air powered aircraft such as the BAe 146 and A 380 released poisonous chemicals into cabins, which…

BA accused of downplaying health risks of ‘fume events’ on flights – The Guardian – 4.11.16

Unite union pushes for review into ‘toxic air’ incidents said to be making crews feel sick but airline denies the claim A trade union representing 20,000 cabin crew has accused British Airways of downplaying the health risks of “fume events” on aircraft, in the wake of a BA plane being diverted when crew became unwell.…

British Airways accused of downplaying toxic fume risk – ITV – 3.11.16

A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver because toxic fumes reportedly entered the cabin. Credit: PA Wire British Airways has been warned to stop “downplaying” potentially “toxic fumes”in plane cabins. It comes after a British Airways flight from San Francisco to Heathrow had an emergency landing last week when crew members…

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events – Unite – 3.11.16

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events 03 November 2016 Britain’s largest union, Unite warned British Airways against downplaying harmful fume events on board aircraft by reclassifying them as ‘odour events’, saying that it could mean the true number of fume incidents across the airline industry is ‘far higher’. The warning comes as more…

OPEN COMMUNICATION from Capt Loraine to Head of Air Accidents Investigation Branch – 2.11.16

OPEN COMMUNICATION Mr. David Miller Acting Chief Inspector of Air Accidents Air Accidents Investigation Branch Farnborough House Berkshire Copse Road Aldershot Hampshire GU11 2HH Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 Dear Mr. Miller BA286 Airbus A380 In-flight diversion to Vancouver due to reported ‘toxic fumes, toxic gas like fumes’ I was informed yesterday by one of your Operations Officers, Ms…

Accident: British Airways A388 near Vancouver on Oct 24th 2016, fumes on board, 26 treated for smoke inhalation – Av Herald – UPDATED 1.11.16 + 2.11.16

1st November 2016 A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEB performing flight BA-286 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 388 passengers and 25 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 640nm east of Vancouver,BC (Canada), when the crew declared medical emergency and initiated a diversion first in direction to Calgary,AB (Canada), subsequently to…

Accident: Eurowings A319 at Dusseldorf on May 16th 2016, smoke in cockpit and cabin – Av Herald – 1.11.16

A Eurowings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWA performing flight 4U-9023 from Dresden to Dusseldorf (Germany) with 142 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Dusseldorf when the crew reported smoke in cockpit and cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Dusseldorf’s runway 23L with emergency services on standby. The aircraft taxied to the…

OLD NEWS: Lufthansa Working To Reduce A380 Cabin Fume Events – Aviation Week – 2nd October 2012

OLD NEWS from 2nd October 2012 Lufthansa is working on initiatives to reduce cabin fume events on its fleet of AirbusA380s. The measures include alterations to the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, procedural changes and better surveillance of cabin air quality. The airline says it has experienced an unusual number of cabin fume events on its…