Information on bio-monitoring – BG Verkerh – 26.04.17

Bio-monitoring is the study of biological material for the determination of hazardous substances and their metabolized products, as well as the investigation of changes in body substances (effect monitoring). The Institute for Prevention and Occupational Health of the DGUV (IPA) has developed quality-assured standards for the biological monitoring planned by BG Verkehr. This includes 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…

Passengers terrified as plane fills with smoke mid-flight – Newshub – 21.4.17

A domestic flight in Nigeria became a horror show for passengers when the cabin began filling with smoke. Smoke can be seen pouring into the cabin while passengers can be heard praying, chanting, and crying before the plane made an emergency landing on Wednesday. Twenty minutes after takeoff smoke began to fill the cabin, according…

Thomas Cook Fume Event. Saturday April 15th 2017.

A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-MDBD performing flight MT-2718 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 283 people on board, was climbing through FL350 when the crew stopped the climb suspecting a fuel leak and decided to return to Manchester. The aircraft landed safely on Manchester’s runway 23R about 85 minutes after departure.…

Boeing 767 Flight number XLA 120 Aerotoxic Poisoning 03 May 2010 – Stewarts Law – 15.4.17

Public Evidence of AEROTOXIC POISONING: Boeing 767 Flight number XLA 120 Aerotoxic Poisoning 03 May 2010 The Stewarts Law Attorney Group represents 20 British passengers who were seriously injured by aircraft toxic fumes exposure on 1 February 2007. The incident occurred when they were flying on board an XL Airways Boeing 767 from London Gatwick…

Family of ‘poisoned’ British Airways co-pilot claim aviation industry is ignoring issue of toxic cabin air – The Daily Telegraph – 14.4.17

The family of a British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air have accused the airline industry of having its “head in the sand” over the issue. Richard Westgate, 43, died in December 2012 after moving to the Netherlands to seek help from a specialist clinic for his symptoms which…

Family of a BA pilot who believed he suffered from cockpit air poisoning say the industry ‘has its head in the sand’ over the risks as a coroner rules he died from an accidental overdose – Daily Mail 14.4.17

  Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit  The 43-year-old had a number of health issues but grew ‘angry frustrated and disillusioned’ when British medical professionals were unable to cure him Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012  But the coroner ruled that the British…