Organophosphates in aircraft cabin and cockpit air—method development and measurements of contaminants

Methods for measurements and the potential for occupational exposure to organophosphates (OPs) originating from turbine and hydraulic oils among flying personnel in the aviation industry are described. Different sampling methods were applied, including active within-day methods for OPs and VOCs, newly developed passive long-term sample methods (deposition of OPs to wipe surface areas and to…

CABIN AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS – Novel Technological solutions for Commercial Aircraft

There is mounting evidence that Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other aerosolised condensates and vapours related to contamination of breathing air in modern aircraft could have health and safety implications for both the passengers and the air crew. This presentation provides a review of the technologies currently available for aircraft cabin air treatment; disposable carbon…

SERIOUS INCIDENT : AIRBUS A319-132 D-AGWK, 27 MAY 2008 – Prof. Chris Winder

INTRODUCTION: The presence of general symptoms of unwellness can be problematic, interms of identifying causes, diagnosis of any possible health problem(s), anddetermining appropriate treatment(s). In the case of such symptoms occurring in people on an airplane in flight,other issues may also arise, such as the hypoxia of flying, or the possibility ofpoor air quality from…