Memorandum by Ms Christine Standing MA House of Lords 18th June 2007 – FLYING IN THE FACE OF SCIENCE: HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CABIN ENVIRONMENT

Executive summary This report gives a brief outline of ICAO’s recommendations to the airlines in all participating States, regarding Human Factors. It refers to cases that fall short of ICAO’s scientifically-based recommendations in the areas of: —    Human Factors Management; and —    Physical Environment. It demonstrates that, while evidence exists regarding standards that the UK should adopt,…

Incident: Lufthansa A319 near Munich on Jul 26th 2015, odour in cabin

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILB performing flight LH-2231 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Munich (Germany), was descending towards Munich when the crew reported an unidentified odour in the cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 08L and taxied to the gate with emergency services in trail. The passengers disembarked…

Incident: British Airways A319 near Zuerich on Jul 24rd 2015, smoke in the cockpit

A British Airways A319, registration G-EUPJ performing flight BA-718 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Zurich (Switzerland), declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit while descending towards Zurich. The airport halted all departures and sent all arrivals into holds. The aircraft was vectored for an approach to runway 14, active runways 32 and 34, without frequency…

OPEN Letter to Lord Ahmad, Under Secretary of State for Transport from Ian Panton – 24th July 2015

OPEN LETTER Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Department for Transport Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR 24 July 2015 Dear Lord Ahmad, Aircraft: Air Conditioning:House of Lords Written Question HL 1538 In answer to the written question submitted by The Countess of Mar: “To ask Her…