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MID-AIR MAYDAY British Airways flight declares emergency at 30,000ft as ‘toxic smell’ leaves ten crew in hospital

By Stephen Moyes and Annabel Murphy of The Sun 28th January 2019, 10:09 pm Updated: 28th January 2019, 10:11 pm   A BRITISH Airways pilot declared a ‘May Day’ emergency at 30,000ft due to fumes on a packed airliner resulting in 10 crew members being taken to hospital. The drama unfolded just hours after the same plane [...]

Flight Attendants Cheer 10 Hours Rest, No Calls or Knives on Planes, Air Quality Initiative, and Numerous Other Safety Priorities in FAA Reauthorisation Bill

NEWS PROVIDED BY Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)  13:33 ET WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant [...]

The UK Challenger Fund (UKCF) Invests in VN-ADS 2nd Round Funding

The UK Challenger Fund closed a £200,000 investment in VN-ADS Ltd's 2nd Round Raise valuing the company at £2.3m. Jasper Smith of General Investment Partners the Funds mentors said: “The UK Challenger Fund is designed to identify early stage, growth ventures run by skilled entrepreneurs who have the potential to build great businesses.  We’re not [...]

US Senator Moves to Amend FAA Section 2315 Aircraft Air Quality Code

Richard “Dick” Blumenthal the senior United States Senator from Connecticut moves an amendment to improve the safety of air supply on commercial aircraft. His amendment to title 49 of the United States Code regarding authorisation of appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks funding to include under Section 2315 Aircraft Air Quality the following: [...]

AEROTOXIC SYNDROME: A NEW OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE?

A recent report published by the World Health Organisation states that Aircraft air supplies contaminated by pyrolysed engine oil and other aircraft fluids can reasonably be linked to acute and chronic symptoms, findings and diagnoses, thus establishing causation. The aim of the study was to undertake an in-depth investigation of aircrew involved in suspected aircraft contaminated [...]

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air

even flight attendants were taken to hospital complaining of headaches caused by "odours in the cabin" on an American Airlines aircraft. The crew on flight 1896, which landed safely in Orlando on Monday night, were said to have been involved in what are known as fume events. Seven staff were hospitalised, but none of the [...]

British Airways Flight crew ‘spaced out’ on fumes

British Airways flight attendants on board an Airbus A380 “superjumbo” vomited, became “spaced out” and had to use emergency oxygen after suspected “toxic fumes” were detected in the cabin during a long-haul flight, a leaked internal report reveals. At least one crew member became so ill that he curled up on the floor and put [...]

Advisers who enable tax evasion to be named and shamed

Accountants, bankers, lawyers and other advisers who enable offshore tax evasion face tough new sanctions from 1 January 2017. The new powers will see individuals or corporates who take deliberate action to help others evade paying tax face fines of up to 100 per cent of the tax they helped evade or £3,000, whichever is [...]

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