Incident: Germanwings A319 near Pisa on Sep 3rd 2015, smokey odour on board

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWL performing flight 4U-887 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Cologne/Bonn (Germany) with 122 people on board, was climbing through FL235 out of Rome when the crew stopped the climb reporting a smokey odour on board, performed a rapid descent to FL100 and diverted to Pisa (Italy), while emergency services and…

Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 30th June 2015 in Aviation House, London

Item 3: Matters arising Item 3: Matters arising from previous meetings 7. Paras 5-7: The former Chair, Professor Coggon, had written to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Transport (DfT) to again raise the problem of inaccurate representation of the Committee’s conclusions in official replies. A reply had been received by Professor Boobis, copied…

Rauch in der Kabine – Ärger um Germanwings nach Notlandung in Paris – Focus 15th August 2015

Nach einer Notlandung einer Germanwings-Maschine in Paris hagelt es Beschwerden von Fluggästen. Sie sind empört über das  Verhalten der Airline. So soll der Pilot ihnen nach der Landung sogar gedroht haben. Ein Airbus A 319 von Germanwings ist auf dem Pariser Flugplatz Charles de Gaulle notgelandet. Nach Informationen des Nachrichtenmagazins FOCUS hatte der Kapitän am 5. August…

When Johnny Comes Marchin’ Home… Covering Up the Toxic Truth of PTSD – Green Med Info

When pharmaceutical and talk therapies fail with those suffering from PTSD, consider the brain’s environment…Detox! The public has little idea of the depth of suffering our returning warriors and their families endure.  We saw a sanitized version of war in the Mid East, but rarely the depressing after-story, even when veterans retain their limbs and…

GCAQE

GCAQE  calls  on  all  aviation  crew  members  and  passengers  to  contribute  to  a  vital blood  test  being  developed  to  prove  exposure  to  contaminated  air  on  aircraft.

Global  Cabin  Air  Quality  Executive  (GCAQE) Press  Release   IMMEDIATE  RELEASE  Thursday  30  July  2015 GCAQE  calls  on  all  aviation  crew  members  and  passengers  to  contribute  to  a  vital blood  test  being  developed  to  prove  exposure  to  contaminated  air  on  aircraft. London,  England.   The  Global  Cabin  Air  Quality  Executive  (GCAQE),  established  in  2006,  is…

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,…