Airbus identifies Maintenance Procedures as cause of Contaminated Cabin Air – Av Herald – 13.12.16

Airbus released an extensive report about their investigation and conclusions with respect to contaminated cabin air and its causes in their in house magazine FAST (Flight Airworthiness Support Technology) Issue #52 released in August 2013, pages 4 to 9. A check amongst the aviation industry showed, that the publication remained largely unknown in the industry.…

Boeing is making a major change to its planes that could end jet lag as we know it. Business Insider – 10.9.16

During the development of the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing encountered countless engineering hurdles. One of which was the decision to build much of the plane out of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics and other composite materials instead of the aluminum most commonly used on commercial airliners. While the engineering of the composite airframe may have been a challenge,…

Aerotoxic Syndrome: Why You Get Sick While Flying And How To Protect Yourself – Honey Colony – 10.12.16

Pan pan pan — fumes aboard Aerotoxic syndrome is no joke. Imagine standing in front of a fan while someone opens a bottle of motor oil and forces you to inhale the fumes. This is the situation airline passengers face every day when they inhale engine oil mixed with recycled air thanks to faulty engine…

35 secrets of the airline industry # 28 of 35 – AIRLINES ARE GETTING SUED FOR AEROTOXIC SYNDROME – MSN Money – 10.12.16

AIRLINES ARE GETTING SUED FOR AEROTOXIC SYNDROME It’s not unusual to complain of a cold after flying but in 2015, aviation’s Unite trade union launched legal action on behalf of 60 cabin crew over the deleterious effects of ‘fume events’, causing sickness. Some frequent flyers are also claiming to have been affected. Click here for…

The Latest Must Have Accessory When Flying – And This One Could Save Your Life – SWNS.com – 8.12.16

Recent publicity about ‘fume events’ on commercial air flights is again raising the issues of these potentially fatal inflight incidents. A new film is being released today that casts doubt on the safety of commercial aircraft, a subject that Norwich based Aerotoxic Association has been lobbying since 2007. ‘A Dark Reflection’ is a movie about…

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Film Premieres in the UK and USA “People deserve to know the truth about the air they breathe on aircraft”

A new film is being released tomorrow that casts doubt on the safety of commercial aircraft, a subject that we have been lobbying since 2007. ‘A Dark Reflection’ is a movie about inflight safety breaches on commercial flight that have caused serious injury and even death among passengers and aircrew alike and which airlines and air…

Former flight attendant ‘poisoned by cabin fumes’ as 74 staff sue airlines over toxic air – The Adelaide Advertiser – 5.12.16

A FORMER flight attendant has said she suffered serious health problems after being “poisoned” by toxic fumes while working for British Airways. Trudie Dadd, 56, said she had suffered “unbelievable fatigue” as a result and has also had problems with her memory and stomach, according to The Sun. A veteran of 20 years with British…

2015 – Guidelines on Education, Training and Approved by and published under the authority of the Secretary General Reporting Practices related to Fume Events – ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) – 6th December 2016

2015 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND 1.1.1 Various types of fumes, smoke, haze and mist may contaminate the cabin and flight deck air supply system. Outside air may be contaminated with engine oil, hydraulic fluid, engine exhaust, ground service vehicle exhaust, fuel, de-icing fluid or ozone. Recirculation fans are another potential source of contaminated air. Also, electrical…