Incident: Malaysia A388 near Kuala Lumpur on Feb 25th 2016, engine oil and smell

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9M-MNB performing flight MH-2 from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Kuala Lumpur when the crew stopped the climb at FL240, entered a hold and subsequently returned to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing on runway 32L about 2 hours after departure. A passenger…

New ICAO guidelines a ‘big achievement’ for ITF – (No mention of the ‘A’ word…) 24 February 2016

International Transport Federation After years of campaigning for safe cabin air quality, the ITF has welcomed the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Guidelines on education, training and reporting of fume events. The ITF had long warned of the health risks of cabin air extracted from engine compression and conveyed unfiltered to passengers and crew,…

Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries after plastic found in product – New.com.au – 24 February 2016

CHOCOLATE giant Mars has ordered a massive international recall of Mars and Snickers bars made at its Dutch factory after a piece of red plastic was found in one. Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany discovered plastic in his Snickers bar on January…

Dorset coroner’s “urgent” warning over toxic fumes in aircraft as pilot’s death linked with aerotoxic syndrome – 23 February 2015 – One year on…

Dorset coroner’s “urgent” warning over toxic fumes in aircraft as pilot dies from aerotoxic syndrome DORSET Coroner Sheriff Payne has warned that passengers are at risk of death from toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins. He has asked for “urgent action” after considering his initial findings in an investigation into the death of 43-year-old British Airways…

Senate Approves Feinstein Measure to Protect the Flying Public From Harmful Toxins in Cabin Air on U.S. Airliners – Senator Dianne Feinstein – 22 March 2010

Official press release from Office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) -Requires FAA to Study Cabin Air Quality on Commercial Aircraft- Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today approved an amendment by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would require the FAA to conduct a study of air quality in the cabins of U.S. airliners. The amendment…

DNA – Sequenzierung „Fume-Events“: Wie krank machen Öldämpfe beim Fliegen? 19th February 2016

In Flugzeugen herrscht keine angenehme Luft – das weiß jeder, der bereits einmal geflogen ist. Dennoch überstehen die meisten Menschen einen Flug normalerweise, ohne danach mit gesundheitlichen Problemen kämpfen zu müssen. Das kann sich schlagartig ändern, wenn giftige Öldämpfe aus dem Triebwerk in die Flugkabine gelangen. Experten sprechen dabei von sogenannten Fume-Events. Öldämpfe gelangen dabei aus dem…