A subject that needs airing. Again.

Symbolbild-Sujetbild-Rauch-im-Cockpit-Smoke-in-the-Cockpit ©tvbmedia A subject that needs airing. Again. An unpredicted jet engine design flaw means that all commercial airliners in service today – except one – technically fail to meet the regulatory standards for cabin air quality, according to a new study carried out at Cranfield University, UK. The Boeing 787 is the exception because…

Correspondance: Aerotoxic syndrome: a new occupational disease?

Correspondance at WHO/Europe Public Health Panorma concerning: Aerotoxic syndrome: a new occupational disease? Letter to Editor: Letter from Aerospace Medical Association (AMA) to  the Editor on paper entitled “Aerotoxic syndrome: a new occupational disease?”   Response of the authors: Response of the authors to the letter from Aerospace Medical Association (AMA) on paper entitled “Aerotoxic syndrome:…

CAA-Aircraft Fume Events Information for health professionals on aircraft fume events

Doctors and other health professionals may see patients who report symptoms following a ‘fume’ event – an unusual odour, mist or smoke – on an aircraft. The pattern of symptoms reported is quite variable and health professionals have asked for guidance on how best to manage such patients. The Care Pathway has been developed by…

Contaminated Cabins

Aerotoxic syndrome is prevalent in the airline industry, writes former pilot Dr Susan Michaelis. Aviation is a highly regulated industry by bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the national regulators. The issue regarding air supplied to aircraft cabins allowing crew and passengers to breathe in…

GCAQE to introduce Global Cabin Air Reporting System (GCARS)

  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, 21st August 2017 London, England. The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE), established in 2006, is the leading organisation representing air-crew (pilots, cabin crew and engineers), that deals specifically with contaminated air issues and cabin air quality. The GCAQE board has approved the development and introduction of a new Global Cabin…

‘There are hundreds of sick crew’: is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?

Photograph: © krystiannawrocki/Getty Images “Aerotoxic syndrome is a little-known term used to describe the symptoms of exposure to contaminated air. It is a controversial diagnosis, and many in the aviation industry are adamant it doesn’t exist. But Mulder, Cannon and other campaigners believe it is responsible for long-term sickness, and even death, in a disproportionate…