Date set for landmark hearing into dangers of fumes in the cabin 6 – 13 April 2017 – Bournemouth Echo – 19.1.17

A LANDMARK court hearing to examine the risks posed by toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins will be heard in Bournemouth in April. A date has finally been set for a full inquest into the death of British Airways pilot Richard Westgate. The hearing will take place over two weeks in April at Bournemouth Town Hall…

Flight Attendants: Boeing Is Poisoning Us with Toxic Air – New Domain – 10.1.17

In a lawsuit, flight attendants accuse Boeing of poisoining them with toxic air. Stephanie McMillan takes a closer look. Flight attendants for Alaska Air have filed a lawsuit against Boeing for allowing toxic air into the cabins of the airplanes it manufactures. According to the complaint, the air used to maintain cabin pressure gets sucked into…

Airline pilot wins major legal victory on fatigue – BALPA – 13.12.16

Release date: 13/12/2016 An airline captain and member of the British Airline Pilots’ Association has accepted an apology from an airline after being sanctioned for refusing to fly due to fatigue, as well as assurances that the company remains committed to passenger safety. Captain Mike Simkins was suspended by Thomas Cook Airlines for six months…

Aircraft air conditioning UK House of Lords BA 286 Q&A – 8th November 2016

The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the diversion to Vancouver on 25 October of BA flight 286 from San Francisco to London after crew members become unwell, and in the light of reports that the cabin air was contaminated, whether British passengers on…

Call for BA to provide for a Passenger’s Right to Know – Holiday Travel Watch – 26.10.16

LAST UPDATED 26 OCTOBER 2016 Reports of a British Airways aircraft, en-route from San Francisco to London, having to divert to Vancouver, because of crew illness again raises the important issue of cabin air quality. In its ABC News report, a recording purporting to be from one of the flight crew, is heard to state…

Verdict expected soon on toxic air aboard jets – Business Travel – 05.09.02

By Byron Acohido, USA TODAY SEATTLE — Three Alaska Airlines managers conducted an extraordinary experiment on an MD-80 jet in 1996. Frustrated by complaints about noxious mists on MD-80 flights, the managers tried to recreate the problem on a jet parked inside a hangar. John Fowler, then chief of maintenance, ordered a mechanic to squirt…

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…