Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a breath of fresh cabin air. The Daily Telegraph – (old news) 19.12.09 – 28.11.16

The successful launch of the Boeing Dreamliner this week has highlighted concerns about the amount of toxic air in conventional aircraft cabins. By Charles Starmer-Smith 8:00AM GMT 19 Dec 2009 Comment The new lightweight plane, which is designed to cut fuel costs by 20 per cent, has been hailed as the answer to the problem…

Examination report shows how toxic fumes come on board – Swiss warns their staff – Basellandschaftliche Zeitung – 26.11.16

Google translation below… Die Vorfälle mit kontaminierter Kabinenluft in Flugzeugen häufen sich. Dies stellt die Schweizerische Sicherheitsuntersuchungsstelle (Sust) gemäss einem Bericht der „Schweiz am Sonntag“ fest. Ein Grund dafür sind die in die Jahre gekommenen Jumbolinos. Im Cockpit und im Passagierraum des Airbus A330 der Swiss breitet sich fünf Minuten nach dem Start in Zürich…

Professor David Coggan – Public Servant – £189,999 per annum – The Guardian – 26.11.16

Professor David Coggan Clinical Consultant, Programme Leader, Epidemiology Research Centre, Southampton Medical Research Council £189,999   To see all UK Public Servant’s pay click here Professor Coggan is former Committee on Toxicity Chairman (CLOT) and his opinion is that low level organophosphate human exposure (as found in passenger jet cabins) is not harmful. Does member…

“Fume Events” What happens when smoke smells in the aircraft cockpit – Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger – 16.11.16

Google translation:- Cologne – First, everything looked like a normal process. At 13.36 clock the Boeing 737 on this Wednesday afternoon at the beginning of October from the airport Münster / Osnabrück. On board 118 passengers, destination: Malaga. Normally the flight time to the Spanish coastal town is about three hours. After only about 45…

Toxic cabin fumes can POISON plane passengers and oxygen masks are no protection warns BA’s in-flight safety chief – Daily Mail – 6.11.16

  British Airways’ head of in-flight safety said cabin fumes can be toxic Mark Mannering-Smith wrote the message on an internal online forum He wrote the crew can be hurt by fumes which can ‘incapacitate’ flyers  The head of in-flight safety for British Airways has admitted that passengers can be ‘incapacitated’ by toxic fumes on…

«Piloten sind im Dilemma» = “Pilots are in dilemma” – BLICK – 6.11.16

Giftgas im Flugzeug – und niemand schaut richtig hin. Die Nähe zwischen Politik, Herstellern und Airlines verhindert einen adäquaten Umgang mit dem aerotoxischen Syndrom, sagt der Experte. Auch die Piloten sind im Dilemma. SonntagsBlick: Tim van Beveren, Sie ­haben in Ihrem Film zahlreiche Vorfälle dokumentiert: Es geht etwa um einen inzwischen verstorbenen Piloten, einen Fall…

‘JET CABIN FUMES CAN BE TOXIC’ British Airways safety chief Mark Mannering-Smith admits vapours have the ability to ‘incapacitate’ flyers. The Sun – 5.11.16

BA slammed as it is revealed drop-down oxygen masks aren’t sufficient protection from fumes in event of an emergency EXCLUSIVE BY STEPHEN MOYES 5th November 2016, 9:52 pm A BRITISH Airways boss has admitted passengers and crew can be hurt by toxic fumes on flights. And the airline has been criticised for failing to offer…

British Airways accused of ‘shamefully’ downplaying serious toxic fume events – Daily Telegraph – 4.11.16

British Airways has been accused of downplaying an incident that left 25 cabin crew in hospital after toxic fumes leaked into the cabin of a San Francisco-bound flight. The plane was forced to divert to Calgary after the pilot told air traffic control that “toxic gas-type fumes” had filled the cabin – a recording of…

BA accused of downplaying health risks of ‘fume events’ on flights – The Guardian – 4.11.16

Unite union pushes for review into ‘toxic air’ incidents said to be making crews feel sick but airline denies the claim A trade union representing 20,000 cabin crew has accused British Airways of downplaying the health risks of “fume events” on aircraft, in the wake of a BA plane being diverted when crew became unwell.…

High court rules UK government plans to tackle air pollution are illegal – The Guardian – 2.11.16

The government’s plan for tackling the UK’s air pollution crisis has been judged illegally poor at the high court, marking the second time in 18 months that ministers have lost in court on the issue. The defeat is a humiliation for ministers who by law must cut the illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide suffered by…