Allegiant Air, with ultra-low fares, draws FAA’s attention over safety concerns – The Washington Post – 1st September 2016

Allegiant Air, a budget carrier that advertises fares as low as $29, has found a profitable niche in serving airports in small-to-midsize cities. Its safety and maintenance practices have come under scrutiny after a series of operational incidents. (DAVID BECKER/AP) Just over a year ago, Allegiant Air pilot Jason Kinzer was sitting in the cockpit…

Organophosphate Poisoning – Patient – 2nd September 2016

The organophosphate (OP) pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase. Hence, acetylcholine accumulates at nerve synapses and neuromuscular junctions, stimulating muscarinic and nicotinic receptors and the central nervous system. They are used as pesticides but can also be used as ‘nerve gas’. This is prohibited under the Geneva Convention but could be used by terrorists or rogue regimes. There…

Anxiety and depression following cumulative low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides Virginia Harrison Sarah Mackenzie Ross UCL – 1st September 2016

Previous research suggests that individuals with a prior history of pesticide poisoning are at increased risk of psychiatric disorder (Freire and Koifman, 2013), but findings regarding the impact of cumulative low-level exposure are inconsistent. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether sheep farmers with a history of low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides…

Airline cover-up: Toxic oil from jet engines poisoning passengers and crew for decades – Natural Health 365 – 1st September 2016

Aerotoxic syndrome, the term for the illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in jet aircraft, is ruining careers and claiming lives, causing the illness, permanent disability and even death of airline employees and passengers. Yet the issue is minimized, swept under the rug and largely ignored by corporate giants Boeing and Airbus, with those…

Incident: Thomas Cook A320 at Heraklion on Aug 29th 2016, rejected takeoff due to smoke in cabin

A Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OO-TCW performing flight HQ-1513 from Heraklion (Greece) to Brussels (Belgium) with 180 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Heraklion’s runway 27 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed due to smoke in the cabin. The aircraft slowed safely and came to a stop about 600…

Cabin Crew Health- Aerotoxic Syndrome -Fume Events : Cabincrew.com 11th August 2016

To read the full post click here This is an issue rarely spoken about which affects the health and safety of every person who travels by plane. The lies, deception and collusion which run throughout our legislative representatives in Washington due to the powerful aviation lobby of Boeing and Airbus. The aviation establishment has successfully…

Passengers ‘in state of collapse’ after air cockpit fumes drama – Birmingham Mail 24th August 2016

Passengers were in a ‘state of collapse’ after a mid air drama when smoke began to pour from the plane’s cockpit. A full emergency was declared on the Aer Lingus flight from Birmingham Airport to Cork operated by Stobart Air, with 59 passengers and four crew on board, about 25 minutes before it was due…

The DEADLY germs you’re inhaling when you fly – how much do YOU know about the toxic air? Daily Express 24th August 2016

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,…