Incident: Lufthansa A319 near Frankfurt on Jan 11th 2016, odour on board

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILF performing flight LH-235 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), departed Rome with a delay of 6 hours following an on time arrival and was descending towards Frankfurt when the crew donned their oxygen masks due to a strong odour in cockpit and cabin of the aircraft. The aircraft…

Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board – Updated 14th January 2016 ‘Entire’ changed to ‘Affected’…

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-731 (scheduled dep Jan 10th, actual dep Jan 11th) from Hong Kong (China) to Munich (Germany), was enroute when fumes were noticed on board, followed by a number of flight attendants reporting feeling unwell with dizziness, head ache, eye and throat irritation. The flight continued to Munich…

Letter from Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Transport. 6th January 2016

Government letter to certain MP’s Lords/Ladies on 30th November 2015:- http://aerotoxic.org/information/reports-and-evidence/government-letter-to-uk-lords-ladies-and-members-of-parliament-30th-november-2015/ Dear Mr Goodwill, I have just read your letter to both Houses of Parliament (30th November 2015) concerning contaminated air in passenger jets but note that the concentrations of chemicals in an oil fume event have never yet been published, although ‘further research’ by EASA…

NASA, IATA, ECA, EU, ICAO & UK Government ‘Evidence’ – November / December 2015

Whilst some claim that there is ‘NO EVIDENCE’ of human ill health following oil fume exposure in a confined space – here is a selection of the most up to date EVIDENCE from 2015:     National Aeronautics and Space Administration here     International Air Transport Association here     European Cockpit Association here    …

ICAO – GUIDELINES ON EDUCATION, TRAINING AND REPORTING OF FUME EVENTS – 2015

As aircrew, engineer or passenger – have you experienced the following ill health symptoms after being exposed to an oil ‘fume event’ whilst flying? Abnormal taste, Dizziness, Fatigue/weakness, Headache, Irritated eyes, nose, throat, Slowed thinking, Tingling, Trouble breathing? If so, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) would like to hear from you after reading and filling in the following report/form: icao-circ-344-fume-event-guidelines IF NEEDED, PROVIDE…

BALPA latest on Contaminated Cabin Air – 3 years ago – 1st January 2013

Our position on the health effects of contaminated cabin air is led by our Operational Aviation Medicine and our Occupational Health and Safety Study Groups. We have been working continuously towards understanding and evaluating the science relevant to cabin air issues for over ten years. The nature of this subject is extremely complex and has…