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…

Incident: Eurowings A319 at Cologne on June 22nd 2016, fumes in cockpit

An Eurowings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWJ performing flight 4U-24 from Cologne/Bonn to Berlin Tegel (Germany) with 116 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Cologne’s runway 14L when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to return to Cologne reporting fumes on the flight deck. The aircraft levelled off at 2000…

Aircraft: Air Conditioning Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th June 2016.

The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 April (HL7764), whether or not European Aviation Safety Agency certification standard 25.1309c, which requires warning systems for any unsafe operating system, applies to engine oil that leaks…

Incident: Flybe DH8D near Dublin on Jul 31st 2015, smoke in cockpit, loss of communication

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-FLBB performing flight Be-664 from Knock (Ireland) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 74 people on board, was climbing through FL180 out of Knock when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Dublin. Dublin tower advised other aircraft on frequency about the ongoing emergency stating…

Unfiltered breathed in air – The truth about Aerotoxic Syndrome – new film dates in Germany

NEW DATES FOR VIEWING Hier die Termine, die derzeit fest stehen: HAMBURG, METROPOLIS Kino, Kleine Theaterstr. 10, Tel: 040 342353 Premiere der Deutschen Version am 11.10. um 11 Uhr mit anschliessender Diskussion weitere Termine: Dienstag, 13.10. 21.30 Uhr (mit Diskussion) Freitag, 16.10. 21.15 Uhr (mit Diskussion) (Am 13.10. findet auf der Verdi Betriebsräte Bundesversammlung Luftverkehrswirtschaft…

Jetstar flight forced to return to Sydney as cabin crew report strange smell on board – 19 June 2016

    A Jetstar aircraft has been surrounded by fire trucks at a Sydney airport terminal after cabin crew noticed a strange smell shortly into a flight. Flight JQ517 to Melbourne was about 20 minutes into its journey out of Sydney when cabin crew reported the odour at the rear of the plane. To read…

Cognitive impairment and associated loss in brain white microstructure in aircrew members exposed to engine oil fumes – June 2016

Cabin air in airplanes can be contaminated with engine oil contaminants. These contaminations may contain organophosphates (OPs) which are known neurotoxins to brain white matter. However, it is currently unknown if brain white matter in aircrew is affected. We investigated whether we could objectify cognitive complaints in aircrew and whether we could find a neurobiological…

9th Anniversary of Aerotoxic Association – 18th June 2016 – ‘A Dirty little secret’

The Aerotoxic Association was founded on 18th June 2007 at the Houses of Parliament, London, UK. The original aims & objectives have not changed: Formal acceptance that serious ill health can be caused after human exposure to oil fumes in confined spaces. Appropriate medical treatment be given to victims – both aircrew and passengers. Campaigning for the…