Aerotoxic Association of Norwich, UK announces a working
relationship with KJC law of Boston, USA to support those affected by Toxic
Cabin Air or Aerotoxic Syndrome.
When the Aerotoxic Association Ltd. Charity was founded by Captain John Hoyte at the UK Houses of Parliament, London on 18 June 2007 – the published aim was to help and support other survivors of Aerotoxic Syndrome or Poisoning.
Capt. John Hoyte, Dr Susan Michaelis (with
paper), Capt. Tristan Loraine (with oil can), Capt. Julian Soddy
Due to this ‘legal precedent’ and a preponderance of
scientific evidence published over seven decades, US law companies are now
available to represent other poisoned flyers – mainly flight attendants and
pilots but also passenger frequent flyers – as the toxins are known, like
Covid-19, to cause both acute and chronic illness.
Scientific evidence of human ill health has been published
since the 1950’s yet the term Aerotoxic Syndrome put forward in 1999 by
a US doctor and scientists from France and Australia is yet to be formally accepted
due to the inconvenient financial consequences.
It is strongly suspected that there has
been a systemic ‘cover-up’ which has not only delayed doctors, scientists,
politicians and members of the public from finding out more about a hidden
cause of mass public ill health but also made it more difficult for sufferers
to benefit from investigations and treatments which are now available. Technical
solutions including ‘Toxic Air Detectors’ for all ‘bleed air’ jet planes will
also be available shortly.
In a previous Air Quality
(Aircraft) debate in Westminster Hall of 1st July 2009, Tobias
Ellwood MP and Captain Hoyte’s previous Member of Parliament the late John
Maples MP debated openly whether: “There is a fundamental design flaw fault
in passenger aircraft that exposes passengers and crew to dangerous and
potentially lethal toxic fumes?”
As a direct result of Norwich South’s Unite Labour Member of
Parliament, Clive Lewis, failing to acknowledge any formal Aerotoxic
Association correspondence for over 5 years – specifically the landmark 2020 US
public Court legal case. The Charity now plans to relocate to continental
Europe by the end of 2020 so the Company can take an active part in ‘Further research’.
Whilst the office of HM Queen comprehensively replied to a formal letter in
Pilot Richard Westgate was just one example of countless international aircrew who contacted the Aerotoxic Association after complaining of mysterious chronic ill health on 16 March 2012 before dying in The Netherlands on 12 December 2012; Richard’s life and other professional aircrew will never be forgotten.
The Aerotoxic Association Charity of Norwich, UK is delighted to be working with KJC Law of Boston, USA who are available to represent members of the public who have been affected by toxic cabin air from Friday 4 December 2020.
“It is long overdue that governments put the health of
the flying public before that of the airline industry by facing up to seven
decades of published evidence of aerotoxic poisoning with ordinary people being
professionally represented. A full, balanced open public debate and inquiry
promoted by the media in the public interest must now be paramount.”
Chairman Aerotoxic Association Ltd. Charity
Former BAe 146 Training Captain
To learn more about Captain Hoyte & other survivors ‘stories’
of Aerotoxic poisoning – listen to these 2019 podcasts:
Listen to a one & only live BBC Norwich interview with Captain Hoyte in
2015, avoiding mention of his airlines & ‘Cover-up’. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-31578256
In May 2010, Flight International published ‘A Day in the Working week’ of John Hoyte, Aerotoxic Association. I’m sad to report that Cabin Crew Simon, mentioned at the end of the article died the following year; but countless other people have been affected by toxic oil fumes since May 2010….
How DO they get away with it?
Article from May 2010: John Hoyte lost his medical category as a BAE Systems 146 captain in 2006 a victim of aerotoxic syndrome, which left him seriously neurologically damaged. He founded the Aerotoxic Association in June 2007
I set up the
Aerotoxic Association several years ago after suffering the neurological damage
that ended my flying career. The reason for the delay is that it took me so
long to find out what had caused the symptoms I suffered. When I did find out,
and had recovered sufficiently to be able to organise myself again, I wanted to
ensure my pilot and cabin crew colleagues in the industry have the opportunity
to learn about the risks they face, the symptoms of Aerotoxic Syndrome, and how
to recognise onboard fume events that might have exposed them to the cockpit
and cabin fumes that cause the problem.
The AA is not
alone. Last week I attended the three-day annual general meeting in London of
the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive, another voluntary association, but specifically
dedicated to researching the technical origins of the problem, the thousands of
occurrences and studies on record in various countries, and potential solutions
like bleed air filtration or the use of engine oil which does not contain the
synthetic anti-wear additives that contain toxic organophosphates.
The risk occurs
when these organophosphates get into cabin air in the form of fumes or aerosol
mist, which can happen when engine oil seals fail. The GCAQE tracks all this
and also follows the results of ongoing medical research into the precise
nature of the damage these fumes do to people’s brains and nervous systems.
Meanwhile, I have
received an invitation to address politicians, pilots, lawyers and union
leaders in Berlin on 18 May about the work of the Aerotoxic Association. I
would not have been physically and mentally able to do this during the years
from 1989 to 2007; but now I relish the opportunity to share a growing sense of
international understanding of Aerotoxic Syndrome – 10 years after the medical
issue was first identified by an Australian Senate working committee in 2000.
Daily, at AA, I get
email enquiries from all over the world – no two people with identical
symptoms, but the combinations have become familiar over the years. That’s what
you would expect when different people have different exposures. The
similarities are how pilots always go to part-time working first, feeling
unaccountably exhausted and unable to think straight. Later comes the final
breakdown, and they always ‘fail safely’. Sometimes they return to flying after
a period of sick leave, but when they go back on the line the symptoms return,
and they leave flying, often not aware of what is wrong with them.
Just recently, the
media seem to be working out that passengers breathe the same air as aircrew
and often find they have the same symptoms, which I now firmly believe are
frequently interpreted by passengers as ‘jet lag’. The media naturally appear
to have difficulty accepting the idea of aeroplanes being flown by
brain-damaged pilots as it doesn’t fit the desired image – despite 81% of
British Airline Pilot Association pilots reporting “feeling
fatigued”, and those who suffer Aerotoxic Syndrome encounter a resolute
refusal by airline medical officers to give a name to the problem.
At the Aerotoxic
Association, we rely on others to provide badly needed resources. In 2007, I
was fortunate to meet Tony Watson, a fellow local sufferer and former Avro RJ
and Boeing 757 pilot. He has become the Aerotoxic webmaster and we pride
ourselves on getting accurate balanced up-to-date information to our many
visitors, and a weekly visit helps us deal with the loneliness of suddenly
losing one’s job. We dispatch a quarterly newsletter summarising the latest
The disciplines of
aviation that we had learned – punctuality, team work, caution, knowing when to
take a calculated risk, and the ‘never give up’ attitude serves us well in our
pursuit of getting the authorities to recognise Aerotoxic syndrome as an
accepted medical term, and to face inconvenient facts.
Just this week, two
cabin crew who have had similar ill health for many years found out about this
“best-kept secret in aviation”, and after discussing it, left us in
shock and were apparently unable to speak about it on their drive home. They
have recently had private medical tests, which indicate exposure to chemicals.
writing to let you know formally, as my nearest local Labour party contact,
that last week I made a command, strategic decision to relocate the Aerotoxic
Association Ltd. Charity to the European continent by the end of December
sole reason for leaving the UK – again, is the continuing lack of any interest
or any acknowledgement after more than 5 years of positive evidence by my
Member of Parliament for Norwich South of Aerotoxic Syndrome/poisoning, which
has been a known and scientifically published international cause of mass
public serious ill health since October 1999.
14 years of knowledge of this issue, I am well aware of other similar H&S
issues, but with a published 2017 Dutch estimate of 1,000,000 frequent flyers
and aircrew with Aerotoxic Syndrome in Europe alone – I hope you can agree that
I and many other professionals are keen to have this particular cause of a
serious mass public illness recognised and the known solutions introduced now –
European countries continue to work towards a resolution with many Aerotoxic
experts are based in The Netherlands, whilst the UK fails.
attention has been drawn recently to a 1998 Channel 4 News report or evidence
which featured an unnamed BAe 146 Captain. I believe this gentleman may be
another organophosphate (OP) survivor of BALPA (British Airline Pilot
Association) who still may live in Norfolk, as unhealthy secrecy has been a recurring
feature of this cover-up.
the record, I was the anonymous, recently grounded BAe 146 pilot (I was
technically still employed by my airline Flybe at the time, so I had to be
unidentified with a dubbed voice) who was filmed by reporter Julian Rush for a
yet another Channel 4 News poisoning report in June 2006 – I still have the
blue checked shirt as evidence, plus the same hairy arms….
have made this message an ‘OPEN COMMUNICATION’ because the content is now in
the wider public interest, as the same government scientists and media (BBC)
have been ‘managing’ the organophosphate poisoning public so-called ‘debate’
for decades, but are now also worryingly responsible for managing the
relatively recent Covid-19 viral pandemic and therefore of interest to the
public and global/social media.
would be grateful if you would kindly acknowledge receipt of this open
communication as dated evidence on behalf of my MP Clive Lewis at your earliest
convenience; but please do let me know if you do not understand any part of it
or require further explanation as we are all determined to get to the truth.