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…

INFORMATION REGARDING BRITISH AIRWAYS FUME EVENT A FEW DAYS AGO – 30.10.16

The following evidence has been acquired by the Aerotoxic Association from a BA cabin crew regarding the BA Fume event accident in an Airbus A 380 on 24th October 2016. We have a duty to publish this and other flight safety critical accident evidence in the public domain, as it is in the public interest.…

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…

Professor Bagshaw – The evidence that can never be publicised…22nd May 2016 – updated 2nd June 2016

Known solutions, such as Toxic Air Detectors (unbelievably, human noses are presently used), have still not been installed in so called modern commercial jets with a known, fundamental design flaw going back to 1953. Bagshaw is an absolute threat to society, knowing that innocent passengers have been exposed on a single ‘fume event’ flight and have had their health severely impaired –…