AAIB Bulletin: Fume event (2012)

Synopsis During the climb out from Heathrow Airport, both pilots experienced symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness. The pilots donned their oxygen masks and returned to Heathrow, where the aircraft landed without further incident. No fault was found with the aircraft and no-one else on the aircraft experienced adverse symptoms. The incident uncovered a previously unknown…

Health Effects of Contaminants in Aircraft Cabin Air

INTRODUCTION Concerns have been raised by organisations representing pilots and cabin crew about the possible effects on aircrew health of oil/hydraulic fluid smoke/fume contamination incidents in pressurised aircraft. Specific concerns have been raised with respect to organophosphate compounds (OPs) in the cabin air environment and the effects on health of long term low-level exposure. To…