Lufthansa Airbus A-321 at Frankfurt on Sep 25th 2016, fumes on board – AeroInside

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIRS performing ferry flight LH-9923 from Dubrovnik (Croatia) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was descending towards Frankfurt when oil fumes were detected on board. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Frankfurt’s runway 25R. The aircraft remained on the ground for 15 hours, then resumed service. The aircraft had encountered oil…

The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health See #2 Flight Attendant & #12 Pilot – 11th October 2016

Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others. A nurse working in a hospital is more likely to catch an infectious disease than a lawyer working in an office, for example. To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from theOccupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of…

The long-term health effects of fatigue: impacts on mental health – BALPA 26th April 2016

Read the full article here. We know the immediate effects of fatigue have the potential to compromise flight safety, but what effect can chronic fatigue have on your mental and physical well-being in the long term? In this two-part series during Stress Awareness month, BALPA’s Programme Director and part of our ‘Focus on Fatigue’ team,…

‘I got everyone home today’: How real-life pilots feel with our lives in their hands – NATIONAL POST – 21st Sept 2016

I used to work in radio. Every once in a while, there would be a screw-up on air. An interview subject’s name would be mispronounced. We’d get the date wrong on something. A mic would be left on the air for a disparaging remark about the staff Christmas party to be heard. Dumb stuff. But…

Kontaminierte Kabinenluft: Brisante Doku nun auf DVD – Austrian Wings – 3rd October 2016

Die Dokumentation „UNGEFILTERT EINGEATMET – DIE WAHRHEIT ÜBER DAS AEROTOXISCHE SYNDROM“ des Investigativ-Journalisten Tim van Beveren ist jetzt auch auf DVD verfügbar und kann hier bestellt werden.   Dieser Film ist – so Tim van Beveren – die erste investigative Dokumentation ihrer Art über eine der Schattenseiten einer ansonsten glamourösen Industrie. Er beschäftigt sich mit…

Final report to Fume event: Toxic oil vapors in Q400 AUA – Austrian Wings – 27th September 2016

To read the full report click bmvit_86-069_abschlussbericht  (German only) Google translation: AUA Offered passengers and crew after the incident no medical examination to On May 6, 2015, came aboard the Bombardier Q400 with the registration OE-LGA to search a massive smoke in the cockpit and cabin, dass die pilot Decided to turn back to Vienna…

Incident: Jetstar A320 near Brisbane on Sep 22nd 2016, haze in cabin, engine shut down in flight

A Jetstar Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VFY performing flight JQ-956 from Sydney,NS to Cairns,QL (Australia), was enroute at FL340 about 240 southwest of Brisbane,QL (Australia) when haze began to invade the cabin, the cabin lights began to flicker and scraping sounds occurred. The crew shut the right hand engine (V2527) down and diverted to Brisbane for…