​Aviators, Snake Oil Myths & White Elephants by Bee Beaumont – 22.1.17

Pilots.  A species  which still has a bit of glamour surrounding them. Handsome and  dashing looking in their uniforms,  they are world travellers, tanned jet setters, fancy hotel occupiers, well paid with lots of free time, always on holidays while doing what they love most: flying.   Really? Nowadays we can read on a practically…

Incident: Easyjet A319 near London on Dec 31st 2016, smell of smoke in aft galley – Av Herald 20.1.17

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZMH performing flight U2-5402 from Friedrichshafen (Germany) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was descending towards London when a smell of smoke was detected in the aft galley. The flight crew declared PAN and continued for a safe landing on Gatwick’s runway 26L. The UK’s AAIB rated the occurrence a serious incident…

Liebherr – First Flight of Clean Sky/Airbus Flight Lab (Long Version) – VIDEO – 21.1.17

Published on 28 Jul 2016 The first flight of the Airbus Flight Lab (A320 MSN1) took place on June 3rd, 2016. The aircraft features a number of innovative electrical technologies developed within Clean Sky’s SGO Systems for Green operations (SGO) platform, including the Electrical Environmental Control System developed by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s…

Fume event: crewmembers and passenger injured on Germanwings flight – Austrian Wings – 19.1.17

Google translation: The A319 from Germanwings involved in the incident, symbol image – Photo: Huber / Austrian Wings Media Crew On a flight of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings two flight attendants and one passenger were injured at a Fume event. The incident occurred as early as October 2016, but was only now known by a…

Cabin Smoke, Fire, Fumes, or Odor Incidents – NASA 2016 report – 19.1.17

Report Set Description …………………………………..A sampling of air carrier reports concerning cabin smoke, fire, fumes or odor related events. Update Number …………………………………………….9.0 Date of Update ……………………………………………..June 22, 2016 Number of Records in Report Set ……………………50 Number of New Records in Report Set ……………50 Type of Records in Report Set ………………………..For each update, new records received at…

Stuttgart: Bleed Air, Aerotoxisches Syndrom oder Fume-Event – VER.DI – 16.1.17

Stuttgart: Bleed Air, Aerotoxisches Syndrom oder Fume-Event Syndrom oder Fume-Event zu deutsch: Gift im Flieger – schon mal was davon gehört? Flugzeugcrews ist die Begrifflichkeit des aerotoxischen Syndroms, Bleed Air oder Fume-Events bekannt. Manche haben selber auf schmerzhafte, zum Teil sogar tödliche Weise damit ihre schlimmen Erfahrungen gemacht. Betroffen ist die Luftfahrt weltweit. Auch in…

Accident: Germanwings A319 near Stuttgart and Krakow on Oct 15th 2016, fumes injure passenger and 2 cabin crew – OIL EVENT UPDATE – 16.1.17

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AKNK performing flight 4U-2734 from Stuttgart (Germany) to Krakov (Poland), was climbing out of Stuttgart when a strong odour of smelly fish and old socks became noticeable in the forward section of the cabin. All flight attendants as well as at least one passenger started to feel unwell with symptoms…

Accident: Germanwings A320 at Amsterdam and Stuttgart on Jan 12th 2017, fumes on board – OIL EVENT ?

A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQH performing flight 4U-2181 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Stuttgart (Germany) with 64 passengers and 6 crew, was taxiing for departure when a light nasty odour was noticed throughout the aircraft. Following departure the odour became significantly pronounced developing as a smell of old socks, that was clearly noticeable in both…