Father claims depressed co-pilot Andreas Lubitz did not cause Germanwings crash that killed 150 – Evening Standard – 27.3.17

The father of pilot Andreas Lubitz who crashed a jetliner into a mountain killing 150 people today launched an attempt to prove his son was innocent on the second anniversary of the disaster. Guenter Lubitz wrote to German media stating: “To this day the story of the depressive co-pilot who intentionally and with suicidal intent…

KLM stewardess has to lose job (Aerotoxic) – De Telegraaf – 9.2.17

Google translation: AMSTERDAM – The sick KLM stewardess Evelyn van den Heuvel (32), who says to be felled by nerve gases in aircraft should not be summarily dismissed. She touches it lost its job by April 1st. The Subdistrict Court held in Amsterdam. The resignation will be destroyed on the spot by the end of…

Laser pen pilot attackers face jail under new law. BBC – 5.2.17

Shining laser pens at pilots, train and bus drivers, and other transport operators, will become a specific offence under government proposals. The Department for Transport says offenders face fines of thousands of pounds or a jail sentence. Since 2009 there have been about 1,500 attacks per year on aircraft. A 2010 law introduced protections for…

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…