TWO weeks ago Captain Tristan Loraine, a former British Airways pilot who retired on medical grounds in 2006, sat at his computer to type the email he had been hoping to send for years. He and fellow medically-retired air crew he had spent the past few years trying to expose what they believe is one…
The fight against aerotoxic syndrome has taken a major step forward with the announcement that a scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, has identified modified chemicals that will reduce the toxicity of anti-wear additives in aero engine oil without reducing the lubricant’s effectiveness.
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By David Learmount on October 17, 2012 http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/learmount/2012/10/toxic-cabin-air-german-transpo.html After decades of denial, the transport minister of a serving government has now called for urgent action over toxic fume incidents in airliners. Germany’s Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer has written to the EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas calling for action from the European Aviation Safety Agency to…