Incident: Canada B788 near Dublin on Feb 3rd 2016, electrical odour in cabin

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPT performing flight AC-851 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm west of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to London due to an electrical smell observed in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely back in London Heathrow about 50 minutes…

AFA continues to lead the fight for better air quality

“AFA continues to lead the fight for better air quality in our aircraft,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “Most Americans go to work with the expectation of breathing clean air, but until we achieve better standards for cabin air quality, Flight Attendants don’t have this guarantee.” AFA’s efforts to improve the cabin environment span…

How safe is our cabin air? BASSA – 30th January 2016

  30th January 2016 Two American Airlines flights grounded: Calls for public inquiry over killer ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ following midair incidents – Mirror Online http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/two-american-airlines-flights-grounded-7272829 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3419458/Los-Angeles-bound-flight-returns-Heathrow-medical-emergency-involving-passengers-crew.html This news is quite unsettling and also poignant as two years ago to the day, one of our own, Matt Bass passed away with what his family , friends and…

Aerotoxic syndrome possible cause of illness breakout on AA flight to LAX – EXAMINER.COM 30th January 2016

EXAMINER.COM A few passengers and crew members felt light headed and sick to their stomachs and even lost consciousness during an American Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles. Those affected said they felt symptoms after about two hours into flight when the Boeing 777 was over Keflavik, Iceland. It happened late Wednesday, Jan. 27…

Toxic cabin air campaigners call for detectors in planes Mystery plane illness at Heathrow prompts calls for air quality warning systems in cabins – Daily Telegraph – 29th January 2016

Calls for an inquiry into ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ The incident has prompted campaigners to call for a public inquiry into damage caused to cabin crew by something called ‘aerotoxic syndrome’, which they claim is an illness caused by breathing in fumes on a plane that have been contaminated with engine oil and other toxic chemicals. The…

Filmmaker behind aerotoxic syndrome documentary says only a ‘tombstone event’ will force the aviation industry to tackle bleed-air poisoning and fume events – Herald Scotland – 28th January 2016

ONLY a catastrophic passenger plane crash will force the aviation industry to come to terms with its “dirtiest secret”, according to the director of an explosive new documentary on toxic cabin air.   Watch film trailer here German investigative journalist former pilot, Tim van Beveren, said airlines and regulators would continue to turn a blind…

Incident: British Airways B744 near Abuja on Jan 26th 2016, smoke on board…Av Herald

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLV performing flight BA-59 (dep Jan 25th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Cape Town (South Africa), was enroute at FL320 about 200nm northeast of Abuja (Nigeria) when the crew decided to divert to Abuja. The aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later. The airline’s press office told The Aviation…

Incident: India B788 near Delhi on Jan 26th 2016, smoke in cabin could NOT have been caused by oil fumes. Av Herald

NB. Fresh air inlets (nostrils) at the wing roots, on both sides. Smoke on flight AL-137 could physically NOT have been caused by toxic oil from the ‘bleedless’ air system. An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANP performing flight AI-137 from Delhi (India) to Milan Malpensa (Italy) with 167 passengers, had just levelled off at cruise level…