Toxische Kabinenluft in den Flugzeugen gefährdet die Gesundheit von Crew und Passagieren Giftgas an Board = Toxic cabin air into the aircraft endangers the health of crew and passengers Poison gas on board – BLICK 6.11.16

Vorfälle mit toxischer Kabinenluft häufen sich. Auch Passagiere sind davon betroffen. Industrie und Airlines müssen reagieren. In einem Jumbolino dieses Typs der Swiss machte sich am 10. Oktober im Cockpit Ölgeruch breit. Der Start am Genfer Flug­hafen wurde im letzten Moment gestoppt. STEFFEN SCHMIDT  Die Crew testete, ob noch Ölgeruch vorhanden war: Freya von der Ropp…

Which chemicals are in fume events? As nine years later the Authorities still claim not to know…6.11.16

On 6th November 2007 John Hoyte former BAe 146 Training Captain offered to fill a BAe 146 with VISIBLE OIL FUMES ON THE GROUND (for ease of testing) such that CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY could measure the fumes. Click the following link to read the 2007 e mails. muir-nov07 Nine (9) years later the AUTHORITIES still claim NOT TO…

BUNDESSTELLE FÜR FLUGUNFALLUNTERSUCHUNG (BFU) = FEDERAL AGENCY FOR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FLIGHT – 5.11.16

The German Aircraft Accident Investigation Board is located at Braunschweig. Contrary to other comparable organizations of its kind the BFU staff lacks the otherwise required expertise of staff acting as investigators in charge (IIC). Most IIC’s do not hold or have ever held an ATPL (Air Transport Pilot License) or CPL (Commercial Pilot License) such…

BA accused of downplaying health risks of ‘fume events’ on flights – The Guardian – 4.11.16

Unite union pushes for review into ‘toxic air’ incidents said to be making crews feel sick but airline denies the claim A trade union representing 20,000 cabin crew has accused British Airways of downplaying the health risks of “fume events” on aircraft, in the wake of a BA plane being diverted when crew became unwell.…

Social media and the implications for pilots (and Aerotoxic?) – BALPA – 3.11.16

Define the word ‘celebrity’. Not so long ago, you could say that being a celebrity meant you did a job that the public were interested in and the mainstream media reported on. Since the advent of social media, however, that definition has widened and blurred considerably. We now have ‘internet celebrities’ who embody more than…

British Airways accused of downplaying toxic fume risk – ITV – 3.11.16

A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver because toxic fumes reportedly entered the cabin. Credit: PA Wire British Airways has been warned to stop “downplaying” potentially “toxic fumes”in plane cabins. It comes after a British Airways flight from San Francisco to Heathrow had an emergency landing last week when crew members…

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events – Unite – 3.11.16

British Airways warned over ‘downplaying’ toxic fume events 03 November 2016 Britain’s largest union, Unite warned British Airways against downplaying harmful fume events on board aircraft by reclassifying them as ‘odour events’, saying that it could mean the true number of fume incidents across the airline industry is ‘far higher’. The warning comes as more…

High court rules UK government plans to tackle air pollution are illegal – The Guardian – 2.11.16

The government’s plan for tackling the UK’s air pollution crisis has been judged illegally poor at the high court, marking the second time in 18 months that ministers have lost in court on the issue. The defeat is a humiliation for ministers who by law must cut the illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide suffered by…