Proposed Test Plans for a Study of Bleed Air Quality in Commercial Airliners

Abstract

The Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER) Program of the National Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE) has developed two research plans for an extensive study of bleed air incidents on aircraft operating in the United States.

Read the full report: Proposed Test Plans – Section 320

[German] Aerotoxic syndrome: basic, pathophysiology and therapy with the therapeutic apheresis

abstract Aerotoxic syndrome: Background, Pathophysiology, and treatment with therapeutic apheresis This work will form the basis of the detailed Aerotoxic syndrome, the pathophysiological consequences and modern treatment options. At the same time attention is drawn to the fact that the Aerotoxic Syndrome, as we know it is due to a design flaw of all aircraft…

Study of Reported Occurrences in Conjunction with Cabin Air Quality in Transport Aircraft – BFU German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigations

Synopsis Over the last few years, the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) has received an increased number of reports of so-called fume events. These kinds of events include smell, smoke or vapour inside the airplane and health impairments of occupants of transport aircraft. In addition, this topic is increasingly discussed among flight…

Jet engine oil consumption as a surrogate for measuring chemical contamination in aircraft cabin air – Jeremy J. Ramsden

1. INTRODUCTION Ever since the system of pressurizing jet aircraft cabins using hot compressed air bled off the engines (“bleed air”) was introduced, aeronautical engineers have been aware of the possibility, indeed inevitability, of some contamination of the bleed air and, hence, of the ambient atmosphere in the cockpit and cabin, with engine oil. To…

BFU (German aviation regulator): Study of reported events in connection with the quality of cabin air in commercial aircraft

To view the study in full, click 2014_05_08 Studie BFU TAB-A-2014_Occ-in-D. Press release on the report by Markus Tressel, Green party (DE): German (Original) | English Translation Commentary on the report by Markus Tressel, Green party (DE): German (Original) Spiegel Online magazine article Smell in Jets: experts give clear for vapors in aircraft UPDATE 20/05/2014:…