«Piloten sind im Dilemma» = “Pilots are in dilemma” – BLICK – 6.11.16

Giftgas im Flugzeug – und niemand schaut richtig hin. Die Nähe zwischen Politik, Herstellern und Airlines verhindert einen adäquaten Umgang mit dem aerotoxischen Syndrom, sagt der Experte. Auch die Piloten sind im Dilemma. SonntagsBlick: Tim van Beveren, Sie ­haben in Ihrem Film zahlreiche Vorfälle dokumentiert: Es geht etwa um einen inzwischen verstorbenen Piloten, einen Fall…

Aerotoxic Syndrome: Why You Get Sick While Flying And How To Protect Yourself – Honey Colony – 6.11.16

Pan pan pan — fumes aboard Aerotoxic syndrome is no joke. Imagine standing in front of a fan while someone opens a bottle of motor oil and forces you to inhale the fumes. This is the situation airline passengers face every day when they inhale engine oil mixed with recycled air thanks to faulty engine…

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…