Fumes Saga Takes A New Twist

For years, airline crews have been reporting ‘fume events’ on board aircraft. Some have linked the presence of toxic substances in cabin air to ill-health, even deaths. Now, a UK trade union is actively seeking evidence to take airlines to court over the issue. The UNITE union represents around 20,000 cabin crew in the UK…

Incident: Emirates A388 near Colombo on Jun 26th 2015, smoke in cockpit

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EDM performing flight EK-413 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 471 passengers and 30 crew, was enroute at FL350 over the Indian Ocean about 320nm southeast of Colombo (Sri Lanka) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Colombo, later adivsing…

Flight attendants accuse Boeing of knowing about a defect that allows toxic fumes to leak into the cabin and cause ‘bleed air’ – Daily Mail

              Say fumes leaked on 2013 Alaska Airlines flight from Boston-to-San Diego The four woman were all made ill and ‘bleed air’ made two of them pass out Suffered from fatigue, tremors, memory loss and concentration problems Lawyers say Boeing knows of danger of using jet engine air to…

Poisoned at work, misdiagnosed, drugged and his assets stripped from him – the true story of pilot, Len Lawrence – CCHR

As the fallout from the Germanwings disaster continues to unfold, with psychiatrists claiming that declaring Andreas Lubitz unfit to fly would have been an invasion of his privacy, we find that this is far from being the only aviation tragedy in which they are implicated. The case of Len Lawrence was a very different one.…

What Is Airplane Smell? – Gizmodo

You know the smell. It’s hard to describe, but the second you step on an airplane, a flood of familiarity flies up your nostrils. Airplane smell is equal parts comforting and off-putting. And it’s actually a little bit dangerous. But what is it exactly? That unique odor inside of an aircraft is quite the cocktail…