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…

British Airways accused of downplaying toxic fume risk – ITV – 3.11.16

A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver because toxic fumes reportedly entered the cabin. Credit: PA Wire British Airways has been warned to stop “downplaying” potentially “toxic fumes”in plane cabins. It comes after a British Airways flight from San Francisco to Heathrow had an emergency landing last week when crew members…