No evidence for EASA pilot screening plans – BALPA – 1st July 2016

In the wake of the Germanwings tragedy EASA was tasked by the European Commissioner Ms. Violeta Bulc to establish a task force to “look into” the accident of Germanwings flight 9525 including the findings of the French civil aviation safety investigation authority (BEA) preliminary investigation report. The task force delivered a set of six recommendations…

Incident: Saudia B773 near Brussels on June 30th 2016, smoke in cabin

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration HZ-AK25 performing flight SV-116 (dep Jun 29th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with 144 people on board and dangerous goods (mainly gasoline), was enroute at FL370 about 20nm south of Brussels (Belgium) when the crew decided to divert to Brussels reporting smoke in the cabin.…

Incident: Westjet B737 near Toronto on June19th 2016, strong fumes and haze in cabin

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWBN performing flight WS-2626 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) with 72 people on board, was climbing out of Toronto when a strong odour/strong fumes were noticed in the cabin associated with haze. The crew stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet reporting smoke in the cabin and…

Lufthansa Airbus A-340-300 at Chicago on Sep 28th 2015, fumes injure three flight attendants – updated 24.6.16

Last Update: 2016-06-27 14:40:38 GMT A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGT performing flight LH-437 (dep Sep 27th) from Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was departing Chicago, when cabin crew in the aft cabin felt like lack of air with the aircraft still on the ground with all four flight attendants in the area suffering,…

2013 & 2015 Lufthansa fume events – 24th June 2016 update

Three Lufthansa fume event flights:- D AISB 7th June 2013 fume event here Accident: Lufthansa A321 near Berlin on Jun 7th 2013, three flight attendants injured by fumes D AIQL 14th August 2013 fume event here Accident: Lufthansa A320 enroute on Aug 14th 2013, three flight attendants injured by contaminated cabin air D AIUM 31st…

Nothing scares Hornet pilots more than losing oxygen — and it happens all the time. Navy Times – 11th May 2016

The third time the high-pitched alarm rang “deedle deedle” in the F/A-18F Super Hornet’s cockpit, it was clear that something with the air flowing into their regulators had gone horribly wrong. “That’s when I realize my lips were tingling, my fingers are tingling, and I’m like, ‘S—, man, something’s wrong,’ ” a Navy pilot recalled. “And the…