International Air Transport Association – 2015 ‘extraordinarily safe year’ for airlines – Contaminated Air a safety issue?

2015 was one of the safest for airlines, claims IATA – if you exclude the Germanwings and the Metrojet crashes which were ‘deliberate acts’. The airline industry body said in its annual report that last year was one of the safest for airlines with the number of fatal accidents falling by two thirds. It said…

RARE PHOTOS: ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOEING 727’S FIRST FLIGHT – One of the first ‘Bleed air’ jets – 1963. 9th February 2016

Today (9th February 2016) is the 53rd anniversary of the Boeing 727’s first flight. What a day. At the time, the 727 was a risk and important to the success of Boeing. Luckily for everyone, not only was the first flight a huge success, but the aircraft would go on to help redefine domestic air travel.…

AEROTOXIC SYNDROME – FUME EVENT REGISTER – UNITE, The Union.

Aircrew & passengers – have you been exposed to a fume event? If so, please complete this questionnaire so that details can be recorded on Unite’s ‘Fume Event Register’. Please register: Fume Event Register11-23330 It is important to register ‘evidence’ as: British Airways ‘Pilot Aerotoxicity’ lawyer Mr David Platt QC 15th July 2015 “There is no…

D AIHH 1. Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board. 2. Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board. 3. Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 12th 2016, fumes on board.

Part 1 A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-730 (dep Jan 10th) from Munich (Germany) to Hong Kong (China), encountered fumes on board enroute. On approach to Hong Kong the flight crew donned their oxygen masks and continued for a safe landing in Hong Kong. At least one of the pilots reported sick…

It’s Time For Airlines to Stop Playing Dumb About Fume Events – Flyertalk 9th February 2016

The fuss started with Flight AA109 on Jan. 27: Headed from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and diverted two hours after take-off with a “mystery illness” affecting at least seven crew members and three passengers, this is the incident that sparked a fresh burst of media interest in the debate over the existence of aerotoxic syndrome.…

“More oxygen and moisture CLEANER AIR with a lower cabin altitude means you’ll feel more comfortable and refreshed”. Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner advert.

To view the rest of the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 advert click here. In simple terms – passengers and crew cannot physically be poisoned by toxic cabin air, a great selling point for the B.787 but surely worth explaining in more detail & promoting – Mr Branson? To view more details of the ‘CLEANER AIR’…