Odor reportedly forces plane to make emergency landing in Newark. NJ.com – 21.3.17

NEWARK — Minutes after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, a Spirit Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty on Monday night due to an “odor event,” according to a report. Passengers from the Fort Lauderdale-bound Spirit Airlines flight 779 were moved to another plane, according to NBCMiami.com. There were no injuries.…

TODAY AT 5: Toxic air on board passenger jets – WSOCTV.COM – 1.3.17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pilots across the country are raising a major safety concern, claiming the air that flight crews and passengers breathe on board could contain toxic fumes. In a Channel 9 investigation, anchor Allison Latos asks how dangerous the fumes really are. “Extraordinarily dangerous,” said Allied Pilots Association spokesperson Capt. Dennis Tajer. “Imagine two…

L’air dans les avions est-il toxique ? France Info – 5.1.17

Pour la première fois en France, un pilote d’avion vient de déposer plainte contre X. Il s’estime victime du “syndrome aérotoxique”. Mais ce phénomène est encore peu étudié en France et difficile à établir. Il s’agirait de failles dans les systèmes d’aération des avions qui pourraient être à l’origine d’une exposition à un air contaminé.…

1 in 8 airline pilots may be clinically depressed – Fox News – 15.12.16

Hundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests. The anonymous survey of about 1,850 pilots from more than 50 countries found that 14 percent of pilots who had worked within the past week had symptoms of depression. Four…