IATA Guidance for airline health and safety staff on the medical response to Cabin Air Quality Events – November 2015

To view the International Air Transport Association Guidance for airline health and safety staff on the medical response to Cabin Air Quality Events click here. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 260 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and…

European Cockpit Association – Position on cabin air contamination – 18th November 2015

Due to the design of engines in combination with bleed air systems, oil fumes may enter the air-conditioning packs and pollute cabin air. As air flowing through the bleeds is not filtered, cabin air can be contaminated by chemicals from engine and hydraulic oil. This has been recognised by Regulation Authorities, scientists, airlines, occupational doctors,…

Invitation to Robert Goodwill Member of Parliament to witness – experience a visible oil fume event.

Dear Mr Goodwill, I have just read your letter to both Houses of Parliament (30th November 2015) concerning contaminated air in passenger jets but note that the concentrations of chemicals in an oil fume event have never yet been published, although ‘further research’ by EASA is planned for the years ahead. As creating a visible…

Government letter to UK Lords – Ladies and Members of Parliament – 30th November 2015

To read the 30th November 2015 letter to Lords & Ladies and Members of Parliament click letter The Countess of Mar House of Lords London SW1A 0PW 30 November 2015 Dear Colleague, I have recently answered a number of letters and Parliamentary Questions on the conclusions of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer…

Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically-injured pilot

  Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically-injured pilot Mohamed B. Abou-Donia,1, * F.R.W. van de Goot2 and M.F.A. Mulder3 1 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA 2 Symbiant BV, Wilhelminalaan 12, 1815 JD Alkmaar, The Netherlands 3 Aviation Medical Consult, Karbouwstraat 14, 1402 VC…

New EU occurrence reporting regulation comes into effect 15 November 2015. It will be mandatory to report “burning,smoke, fumes…” & “Contaminated air in the cockpit or in the passenger compartment which has or could have endangered the aircraft, its occupants or any other person.”

  New EU occurrence reporting regulation comes into effect 15 November 2015. It will be mandatory to report “burning,smoke, fumes…” &  “Contaminated air in the cockpit or in the passenger compartment which has or could have endangered the aircraft, its occupants or any other person.” Click the links below to read the new regulations. REPORTING REGULATION NEW -376_ 2014…