Nie mehr Cockpit wegen Depressionen: Ein Pilot erzählt – Berliner Morgenpost – 24 March 2016

Er hatte starke Depressionen, wie Andreas Lubitz am Steuer des Germanwings-Jets: Ein Pilot erzählt, dass er kein Cockpit mehr betritt. Flensburg.  Ein griechisches Restaurant an einer dunklen Flensburger Ausfallstraße. Draußen toben Orkanböen, drinnen weht der Geruch von Suflaki und Gyros durch den Gastraum. Man erwartet keine Gourmetküche bei einem Griechen wie diesem. Man erwartet vernünftige…

QANTAS PILOT BELIEVED TO HAVE DELIBERATELY CRASHED PLANE INTO SEA OFF BYRON BAY -Airline Updates – 24 March 2016

THE pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed his light aircraft into the ocean was a first officer flying internationally for Qantas. Struggling with a broken marriage, Paul Whyte rented a light aircraft from a flying club in Lismore, made one final phone call to his daughters and disappeared into the ocean six nautical…

FlyDubai crash pilot ‘was due to leave job over fatigue’ – BBC – 24 March 2016

The captain of the FlyDubai jet which crashed in Russia last Saturday was due to leave the airline, citing fatigue, colleagues say. The Boeing 737-800 crash in Rostov-on-Don killed all 62 people on board, including seven crew. Pilots speaking anonymously to the BBC say fatigue was a contributory factor in the accident – claims FlyDubai…

Pilots ‘worked to death’: Flydubai whistleblower says fatigue-related crash predicted (RT EXCLUSIVE) – 23 March 2016

Aviation experts inspect the flight recorder from the crashed Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, in Moscow, Russia, March 20, 2016. © Interstate Aviation Committee / Reuters An accident involving a Flydubai plane was inevitable, a former Flydubai captain told RT on condition of anonymity. He revealed that pilots are forced…

Lady Mar – Gulf War Question on pesticide exposure – House of Lords – 22 March 2016

 The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howeon 15 March (HL6835), whether they accept the findings of the Boston University School of Public Health that research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf…

Contaminated Air In Passenger Jets And The Danger To Your Health – Yahoo News – 17 March 2016

A flight abroad could bring about serious health issues in what has been dubbed ‘aerotoxic syndrome’. Concerns have been raised about the quality of air circulating in the cabins of aircraft which can bring on various illnesses. Leaks and fumes from jet engine oil and toilet spillages are thought to be the cause of the…

Holiday Travel Watch – Consumer Champions & The AEROTOXIC Westminster Debate – Call for Minister to Act on Cabin Air Quality! – 21 March 2016

Call for Minister to Act on Cabin Air Quality! LAST UPDATED 21 MARCH 2016 On Thursday 17 March 2016, the first real debate on aircraft cabin air quality was held at Westminster Hall. The subject matter received scrutiny following the excellent lobbying of the Unite Union and the Members of Parliament who have paid heed…