‘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…

Terrified passengers are forced to evacuate a Flybe jet on the runway of Belfast airport after smoke was spotted in the cabin – Daily Mail – 31st October 2016

Read the full report here there is no Av Herald report which confirms that only certain fume events are reported in the media or reporting systems. Basically the travelling public are only told what the airlines want them to know and it’s nobodies duty to follow up on any particular incident or accident. You have been warned……

Passengers unhappy with British Airways after flight makes emergency landing in Vancouver with ill crew – The Province – 30.10.16

Passengers of British Airways Flight BA286 forced to land in Vancouver late Monday say they have been kept in the dark about why their crew suddenly became ill. The Airbus A380-800 took off from San Francisco at 7:13 p.m. on Monday and was destined for London Heathrow Airport. But after crew members reported feeling ill, the flight was diverted…

The DEADLY germs you’re inhaling when you fly – how much do YOU know about toxic air? Sunday Express 30.10.16

PASSENGERS and crew are exposed to on board plane fumes so dangerous they can be life-threatening. Air travel can be a testing experience at the best of times. But annoying neighbours, seat kickers, stodgy plane food and lack of leg room aren’t the only elements for concern. The in-cabin oxygen supply is not just stuffy,…

Pilot of BA flight complained about ‘toxic fumes’ before making emergency landing in Vancouver when 27 people fell ill on board – Daily Mail – 27.10.16

A recording has emerged in which a British-sounding pilot complained of ‘toxic gas type fumes’ on the aircraft  British Airways said 22 cabin crew members and three pilots were taken to hospital as a precaution A further two passengers were checked by medics, but did not need further assistance BA says it is investigating the…

L’air dans les avions est-il toxique ? Un pilote d’easyJet dépose plainte – Sciences et Avenir – 19.10.16

Le cockpit d’un avion de ligne canadien de type Bombardier CS100, au nord de Montréal, le 29 juin 2016-AFP/Archives/CLEMENT SABOURIN Un pilote français d’easyJet, estimant que l’air circulant dans les avions est toxique, a déposé plainte devant la justice française pour “atteintes involontaires à l’intégrité de la personne, mise en danger de la vie d’autrui…

‘I got everyone home today’: How real-life pilots feel with our lives in their hands – NATIONAL POST – 21st Sept 2016

I used to work in radio. Every once in a while, there would be a screw-up on air. An interview subject’s name would be mispronounced. We’d get the date wrong on something. A mic would be left on the air for a disparaging remark about the staff Christmas party to be heard. Dumb stuff. But…