The one and only consultation clinic for toxic fume victims in Germany must be kept in service! Please Sign Petition – 29.1.17

Do you know that when you get off the plane in anticipation of your holiday, but feel dazed and have flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and nausea, you may have become a victim of contaminated cabin air? As you can see from the media, hardly one day passes without reports about so-called “fume events” in…

The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew (2002) – The National Acadamies Press – Republished 29.1.17

Introduction The current volume, speed, and reach of air travel are unprecedented; technology has made it easy and readily available (Wilson 1995; WHO 1998). Over the last 20 years, the world’s population is estimated to have grown at about 2% per year, but the traveling population has grown at 6% per year (Weiss 2001). From…

Poisoned in the plane – Frankfurter Rundschau – 26.1.17

Click here to read the full article. English translation below Flugbegleiterin Kerstin K. beschreibt den Geruch als süßlich-scharf. Sie wollte es genauer wissen – und hielt ihre Nase an die Frischluftdüse. Schlagartig bekam sie Kopfschmerzen, Herzrasen, es kribbelte in Armen und Beinen. Sofort nach der Landung kamen sie und zwei Kollegen ins Krankenhaus. Alle hatten…

Nerve Toxins in the cabin? BKK 24 – 26.1.17

Google translation: Already far before the start of the travel season the ARD magazine Plusminus reported mysterious illnesses among flight travelers and cabin crew. Could possibly be traces of a nerve poison in the cabin air. According to the report of the TV channel, the air for passenger aircraft is diverted directly by the compressors…

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air – Virdis Navitas – 5.1.17

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air even flight attendants were taken to hospital complaining of headaches caused by “odours in the cabin” on an American Airlines aircraft. The crew on flight 1896, which landed safely in Orlando on Monday night, were said to have been involved in what are…

CONTAMINATED CABINS – VC – 25.1.17

Click here to read VC’s position on contaminated cabin air in German. Google translation: In order to guarantee the greatest possible safety in air traffic and to protect the health of passengers and aircraft occupants, the Cockpit association calls for the avoidance of harmful substances in cabin air. What it’s all about The cabin air…

VC wants to petition to receive the Fume Event consultation – 24.1.17

Google translation to English: The issue of contaminated cabin air is more topical than ever, and the Cockpit (VC) association is becoming more and more aware of affected pilots. This is why the VC has worked to establish a competence center in the field of cabin air at the University of Göttingen, in order to…

Aerotoxic Syndrome – Medicine of the Future – 24.1.17

Aerotoxic Syndrome Occasionally, a fault in aircraft engines causes a ‘fume event’ in which excessive amounts of fumes are released into the cabin air, often causing a musty smell. More commonly, cabin air becomes contaminated with exhaust fumes due to an inherent design flaw. This is why some cabin crew and pilots develop a condition…

​Aviators, Snake Oil Myths & White Elephants by Bee Beaumont – 22.1.17

Pilots.  A species  which still has a bit of glamour surrounding them. Handsome and  dashing looking in their uniforms,  they are world travellers, tanned jet setters, fancy hotel occupiers, well paid with lots of free time, always on holidays while doing what they love most: flying.   Really?Nowadays we can read on a practically daily…

Incident: Easyjet A319 near London on Dec 31st 2016, smell of smoke in aft galley – Av Herald 20.1.17

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZMH performing flight U2-5402 from Friedrichshafen (Germany) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was descending towards London when a smell of smoke was detected in the aft galley. The flight crew declared PAN and continued for a safe landing on Gatwick’s runway 26L. The UK’s AAIB rated the occurrence a serious incident…