German scientists find dangerous gas in plane cabins – “Passengers wishing to avoid inhaling potentially harmful chemicals should hold their breath for the next three hours”

“Passengers wishing to avoid inhaling potentially harmful chemicals should hold their breath for the next three hours” Scientists at the University of Göttingen say they have found dangerous chemicals in blood and urine samples from aircrew, suggesting that they have been exposed while working on board. Why the Bavarian train crash should never have happened…

Wer in Flugzeugen fliegt, ist offenbar giftigen Dämpfen aus Triebwerken ausgesetzt. Das haben Wissenschaftler aus Göttingen nachgewiesen. SWR 3

Die Wissenschaftler werteten Daten von Vielfliegern und vor allem Flugpersonal aus. Sie fanden unter anderem sogenannte flüchtige organische Verbindungen. Diese greifen Nerven und Herz-Kreislauf-System an und reizen zudem die Atemwege. Diese Verbindungen entstehen in den Turbinen, wenn bei starker Hitze Kerosin, Öle oder Enteisungsmittel freigesetzt werden. Deren giftige Dämpfe gelangen offenbar über undichte Stellen in…

Studie zu Luft in Flugzeugkabinen: Schädliche Dämpfe aus Triebwerken

Aktualisiert am 16. Februar 2016, 06:48 Uhr Angesichts vieler Zwischenfälle schwelt seit Jahren ein Streit um giftige Dämpfe in Flugzeugkabinen. Nun legen Mediziner aus Göttingen Studienergebnisse vor: Sie fanden schädliche Stoffgemische, die vermutlich aus den Triebwerken stammen. Heikle Landungen, kranke Stewardessen, unabsehbare Folgen für Passagiere: Seit Jahren häufen sich im Luftverkehr Berichte über Zwischenfälle, die…

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…