Accident: Germanwings A319 at Hamburg on Jan 29th 2017, unidentified odour on board – OIL EVENT – 29.1.17

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWY performing flight 4U-7218 from Hamburg (Germany) to Stockholm (Sweden) with 141 passengers, was climbing out of Hamburg when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 due to an unidentified odour on board causing respiratory problems and nausea to a number of passengers. The aircraft returned to Hamburg for a…

Passengers complain about nausea – plane flies back – Hamburger Abendblatt – 29.1.17

Click here for the full article in German. Google Translation: Kurz after the start in Hamburg had to reverse the machine again. Rescue workers provide six people. Hamburg. Because some passengers suddenly felt unpleasant odors and complained about atembeschwerden and nausea, an aircraft with 141 passengers had to fly back on board shortly after the…

The one and only consultation clinic for toxic fume victims in Germany must be kept in service! Please Sign Petition – 29.1.17

Do you know that when you get off the plane in anticipation of your holiday, but feel dazed and have flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and nausea, you may have become a victim of contaminated cabin air? As you can see from the media, hardly one day passes without reports about so-called “fume events” in…

The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew (2002) – The National Acadamies Press – Republished 29.1.17

Introduction The current volume, speed, and reach of air travel are unprecedented; technology has made it easy and readily available (Wilson 1995; WHO 1998). Over the last 20 years, the world’s population is estimated to have grown at about 2% per year, but the traveling population has grown at 6% per year (Weiss 2001). From…

Poisoned in the plane – Frankfurter Rundschau – 26.1.17

Click here to read the full article. English translation below Flugbegleiterin Kerstin K. beschreibt den Geruch als süßlich-scharf. Sie wollte es genauer wissen – und hielt ihre Nase an die Frischluftdüse. Schlagartig bekam sie Kopfschmerzen, Herzrasen, es kribbelte in Armen und Beinen. Sofort nach der Landung kamen sie und zwei Kollegen ins Krankenhaus. Alle hatten…

Nerve Toxins in the cabin? BKK 24 – 26.1.17

Google translation: Already far before the start of the travel season the ARD magazine Plusminus reported mysterious illnesses among flight travelers and cabin crew. Could possibly be traces of a nerve poison in the cabin air. According to the report of the TV channel, the air for passenger aircraft is diverted directly by the compressors…

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air – Virdis Navitas – 5.1.17

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air even flight attendants were taken to hospital complaining of headaches caused by “odours in the cabin” on an American Airlines aircraft. The crew on flight 1896, which landed safely in Orlando on Monday night, were said to have been involved in what are…

CONTAMINATED CABINS – VC – 25.1.17

Click here to read VC’s position on contaminated cabin air in German. Google translation: In order to guarantee the greatest possible safety in air traffic and to protect the health of passengers and aircraft occupants, the Cockpit association calls for the avoidance of harmful substances in cabin air. What it’s all about The cabin air…

VC wants to petition to receive the Fume Event consultation – 24.1.17

Google translation to English: The issue of contaminated cabin air is more topical than ever, and the Cockpit (VC) association is becoming more and more aware of affected pilots. This is why the VC has worked to establish a competence center in the field of cabin air at the University of Göttingen, in order to…

Aerotoxic Syndrome – Medicine of the Future – 24.1.17

Aerotoxic Syndrome Occasionally, a fault in aircraft engines causes a ‘fume event’ in which excessive amounts of fumes are released into the cabin air, often causing a musty smell. More commonly, cabin air becomes contaminated with exhaust fumes due to an inherent design flaw. This is why some cabin crew and pilots develop a condition…