Print out these international fume reporting forms and send to the regulator in your country if you experience fumes on a flight or illness after a flight.
If you live in the UK or if you traveled on a British registered aircraft they should be sent to the UK Civil Aviation Authority which says it “encourages” voluntary reporting:
CAA AVIATION HOUSE,
GATWICK AIRPORT SOUTH,
NB – Smells on board jet aircraft have been called FUME EVENTS in the past, however the Regulators & lawyers are just now trying to change the name to ODOR EVENTS (bad smells…)
However as oil from the jet engine is designed to be present in the NORMAL cabin air, it is recommended that all further oily smells are called:-
IT IS VITAL THAT BOTH AIRCREW & PASSENGERS REPORT OIL FUMES AS THE REGULATORS ETC CONTINUE TO CLAIM THAT THERE IS PRESENTLY ‘NO EVIDENCE’ – LEADING TO FALSE DATA.
CAPTAIN JOHN HOYTE