Unite the union – Ask your MP to speak out at the debate Keep cabin crew safe debate – email your MP to attend the parliamentary debate on Thursday 17 March 2016 at 1330

Unite’s cabin crew members have long-standing concerns about ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome’ – the effects of contaminated air they breathe on planes, and potential health problems. They say that each one of them will encounter a ‘fume event’ – exposure to toxic fumes from the aircraft engines – at some time during their career.   A senior…

BBC – AEROTOXIC Westminster debate – Cabin Crew (only) MAY be at risk….

The week ahead in Parliament – Thursday 17th March 2016 @ 1330  In Westminster Hall, there’s a backbench debate on cabin air safety and aerotoxic syndrome led by Jonathan Reynolds, Graham Brady and Dawn Butler. This follows the results of a series of inquests which suggest cabin crew may be at risk. Details here NB.…

Panic on board Air Europa flight from Barcelona to Tel Aviv as ’10 passengers faint after reporting strong smell of gas’ – Daily Mail 12 March 2016

  Passengers told Israeli media that 10 people fainted during the flight One passenger said she reported a ‘strong smell of gas’ to cabin crew She said a flight attendant told her it was ‘OK’ and not to worry Passengers said ‘hysterical’ cabin crew asked if a doctor was on board Air Europa said around…

Condor Boeing 767-300 near Panama City on Mar 4th & 5th 2016, strong odour on board

A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUB (for this aircraft registration, 3 other reports are recorded and for Condor, totally 41 recorded reports are stored within our database) performing flight DE-2237 from Panama City (Panama) to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), was climbing out of Panama City when a strong odour occurred in cockpit and cabin. The…

Lufthansa: Kabinenluft ist sauber – 10.3.16

Gemeinsam mit der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover untersuchte die Lufthansa zwischen April 2013 und Mai 2015, ob die Kabinenluft in Flugzeugen tatsächlich kontaminiert ist. Das Ergebnis der Messungen auf 108 Testflügen: Die Luft in Flugzeugkabinen ist genauso sauber wie in Arbeitsräumen am Boden. Die Messreihen wurden mit einem eigens entwickelten Gerätekoffer durchgeführt und umfassten mehr als…

Cabin air safety and aerotoxic syndrome – Westminster Hall 3 hour debate 17 March 2016 -1330

To view Henry Smith MP’s 10th July 2015 call for a public debate on AEROTOXIC SYNDROME click here. To view the Conservative Party Theresa Villiers MP 26 March 2008 media release on toxic air in passenger jets click here. Westminster Hall debate, London, United Kingdom Cabin air safety and aerotoxic syndrome – Jonathan Reynolds, Mr Graham Brady,…

BRIAN STRUTTON APPOINTED BALPA GENERAL SECRETARY 07/03/2016

Brian Strutton has been appointed as the next General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA). Strutton was nominated by the National Executive Council (NEC) after an extensive and exhaustive process led by the executive search agency, Odgers Berndtson, which attracted a large number of highly-qualified candidates. BALPA Chairman, Captain Brendan O’Neal, said, “We…

Gift-Alarm im Flugzeug? = Poison – Alarm in the aircraft ? RTL

Macht die Luft in Flugzeugen krank? Die Airlines geraten in dieser Frage immer stärker unter Druck. Hintergrund sind Berichte über Giftstoffe in der Kabinenluft, die als Erkrankungsursache von Piloten und Flugbegleitern schon länger diskutiert werden. In einem dem Radioprogramm ‘NDR Info’ vorliegenden vertraulichen Papier des Bundesverbandes deutscher Fluggesellschaften (BDF) befürchten die Mitgliedsunternehmen nun ein “potenzielles…