British Airways B772 near London on 12th July 2015, fumes in cockpit – Aeroinside

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIY performing flight BA-2158 from Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was descending through FL130 towards London when the crew donned their oxygen masks and declared emergency reporting fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Gatwick’s runway 26L about 12 minutes later.…

Fumes Saga Takes A New Twist

For years, airline crews have been reporting ‘fume events’ on board aircraft. Some have linked the presence of toxic substances in cabin air to ill-health, even deaths. Now, a UK trade union is actively seeking evidence to take airlines to court over the issue. The UNITE union represents around 20,000 cabin crew in the UK…

Incident: Emirates A388 near Colombo on Jun 26th 2015, smoke in cockpit

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EDM performing flight EK-413 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 471 passengers and 30 crew, was enroute at FL350 over the Indian Ocean about 320nm southeast of Colombo (Sri Lanka) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Colombo, later adivsing…

Tel Aviv-bound flight returns to London after crew falls ill – easyjet 29th May 2015

An easyJet plane flying to Tel Aviv from London was forced to return to the airport Friday morning after a number of flight attendants reported feeling unwell. Shortly after takeoff, flight EZY2083 u-turned back to Luton Airport where paramedics and emergency response teams assessed the cabin crew members who were experiencing difficulty breathing. To read…

University College London 2006 v’s UK Aviation Minister 2015 – Number of people affected by Fume Events

        Given the low reporting rate of 3.66%, this could indicate that up to 1,967 flights in the UK may have experienced contaminated air events during 2004. If a modest passenger number of 100 per flight is assumed, over 196,000 passengers could potentially present to general physicians with symptoms of acute toxicity.…