Incident: Virgin Australia B738 near Rockhampton on May 21st 2017, fumes on board – Av Herald

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-BZG performing flight VA-610 from Mackay,QL to Brisbane,QL (Australia), was enroute at FL350 about 70nm southsoutheast of Rockhampton,QL (Australia) when the crew reported fumes in the cockpit and cabin and decided to divert to Rockhampton. The aircraft landed safely on Rockhampton’s runway 15 about 20 minutes later, where fire…

A BALPA pilot publishes a Statement about cabin air quality – 22nd May 2006 – 22nd May 2017

On 22nd May 2006 a Statement was written by Captain John Hoyte after 27 BALPA pilots had been extensively tested by University College London. The Statement  was given to a lawyer for safe keeping concerning contaminated air in jet airliners – like ALL other evidence, aircrew & passenger Testimonies, published scientific papers written over the…

Toxic Cabin Air Litigation Continues to Recirculate Through the Courts – Aviation Travel Writer – 20.5.17

A key issue in domestic toxic cabin air litigation is whether state law negligence standards apply or whether a plaintiff’s claims are preempted by federal law under the theory of implied field preemption. One of the first issues commonly litigated is whether the case will be heard in federal or state court. Another issue many…

Incident: Austrian DH8D near Vienna on May 16th 2017, odour in cockpit – Av Herald – 19.5.17

An Austrian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration OE-LGJ performing flight OS-917 from Vienna to Salzburg (Austria) with 54 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Vienna when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 reporting an unusual odour in the cockpit. The aircraft returned to Vienna for a safe landing on runway 34…

Yesterday AUA re-landing: cabin air contaminated with toxic engine oil – Austrian Wings -19.5.17

Yesterdays return ito Vienna: Cabin air contaminated by toxic fumes Yesterday, a Q400 of the AUA was returned due to a fume event, in which, according to Austrian Wings information, highly toxic engine oil had entered the cabin air. Yesterday’s AUA flight 917 from Vienna to Salzburg landed shortly after take-off back in Vienna, due…

AUA engine reversed due to “unusual smell” in the cockpit – Austrian Wings – 17.5.17

Shortly after take-off from Vienna, an AUA aircraft had to turn back today (16. May 2017). The pilots had decided on a so-called safety landing. The Bombardier Q400 with the identification OE-LGJ was supposed to fly as OS 917 from Vienna to Salzburg. On board were four crew members (2 cockpit / 2 cabin) and…

Air Berlin crew seriously injured by Fume event – Austrian Wings – 16.5.17

A dangerous incident with contaminated cabin air occurred on board an Airbus A330 of the German low-price airline Air Berlin. The incident happened in 2015, but it has only become known now by a report published by “Aviation Herald”. On the 9th of August 2015, an A330 with the identification D-ABXD, flight AB 7610 flew…

BALPA OPEN COMMUNICATION 13th May 2017

  A letter received from BALPA dated 10th May 2017: A reply sent on 13th May 2017: FAO Richard Toomer,                                Head of Communications & External Relations. Dear Richard,                                                    OPEN COMMUNICATION I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th May 2017. The Aerotoxic Association web site has been live for 10 years since 18th June 2007…