Jetstar flight forced to return to Sydney as cabin crew report strange smell on board – 19 June 2016

    A Jetstar aircraft has been surrounded by fire trucks at a Sydney airport terminal after cabin crew noticed a strange smell shortly into a flight. Flight JQ517 to Melbourne was about 20 minutes into its journey out of Sydney when cabin crew reported the odour at the rear of the plane. To read…

Cognitive impairment and associated loss in brain white microstructure in aircrew members exposed to engine oil fumes – June 2016

Cabin air in airplanes can be contaminated with engine oil contaminants. These contaminations may contain organophosphates (OPs) which are known neurotoxins to brain white matter. However, it is currently unknown if brain white matter in aircrew is affected. We investigated whether we could objectify cognitive complaints in aircrew and whether we could find a neurobiological…

9th Anniversary of Aerotoxic Association – 18th June 2016 – ‘A Dirty little secret’

The Aerotoxic Association was founded on 18th June 2007 at the Houses of Parliament, London, UK. The original aims & objectives have not changed: Formal acceptance that serious ill health can be caused after human exposure to oil fumes in confined spaces. Appropriate medical treatment be given to victims – both aircrew and passengers. Campaigning for the…

Kabinenluft: Peinlicher Aktionismus, anstatt an der Sache zu arbeiten – Austrian Wings – 14.6.16

Eine Bundesregierung, die ihre Aufgabe darin erschöpft sieht, kleine Anfragen zu beantworten. Eine Industrie, die sich mehr damit bemüht, zu erklären, warum es kein Problem gibt, anstatt es zu lösen. Eine Berufsgenossenschaft, die sich beharrlich weigert, Krankheitsfälle anzuerkennen und präventive Maßnahmen einzuleiten. Und gleichzeitig: Mehr als 1000 Opfer durch Kabinenluft in Flugzeugen. Der grüne Bundestagsabgeordnete…

Incident: Eurowings A319 at Cologne on Jun 12th 2016, smoke on flight deck

A Eurowings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AKNH performing flight 4U-78 from Cologne/Bonn to Leipzig (Germany), was climbing out of Cologne’s runway 32R when the crew stopped the climb at FL190 reporting smoke on the flight deck. The aircraft returned to Cologne for a safe landing on runway 32R about 25 minutes after departure. A passenger reported…

Lufthansa-Flugbegleiter durch giftige (Öl-?) Dämpfe erkrankt – Lufthansa flight attendants ill by toxic ( oil ? ) Vapors – 13.6.16

Auf dem Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, D-AISE, kam es zu einem Fume event, bei dem ein Flugbegleiter durch die Inhalation toxischer Stoffe erkrankt ist. Der Vorfall ereignete sich bereits am 4. April, wurde jedoch erst jetzt durch einen Bericht des Fachportals „Aviation Herald“ publik. Der Airbus befand sich als Kurs LH 88 aus Frankfurt kommend im…

BALPA on drugs and testing – Poisoned = Drugged & Testing = Testing.

Read 2016 BALPA report on drugs and testing here.

Being poisoned = being involuntarily drugged… 

Click cjne-paper5-5 to review a published 2008 paper on 27 BALPA pilots with AEROTOXIC syndrome from 2006 and tested for toxic poisoning. 10 years ago…

To view the 2005 BALPA position on toxic cabin air click http://aerotoxic.org/information/proceedings-balpa-air-safety-cabin-air-quality-international-aero-industry-conference-held-imperial-college-london/