Father of airline worker ‘killed by toxic air’ to meet international cabin crew

The father of a cabin crew worker who died, his family believes, from an illness caused by breathing in toxic air on aeroplanes is to meet cabin crew from more than 40 different countries in London. Matt Bass died in 2014 after returning from a flight to Ghana. A special postmortem paid for by his […]

March 7, 2017

Third ‘cabin fumes’ incident on American Airlines plane sparks union scrutiny (travelmole.com)

A flight crew union has called for regulation of cabin air quality following a third instance of emitting fumes or odor on an American Airlines plane in the past three months. In the latest incident several flight attendants complained of headaches on an Orlando bound flight this week. Eight crew members on flight 1868 from […]

January 27, 2017

ITF to strengthen work on cabin air quality and aviation FOCs

The ITF is stepping up its ability to oppose aviation flags of convenience (FOC) and fight for safe cabin and airport air quality, the federation told delegates at its cabin crew committee meeting in London on 26-27 February. Participants were informed that the ITF had established a new air quality working group, which met for […]

March 16, 2015

What is aerotoxic syndrome? (telegraph.co.uk)

By Camilla Turner It is an illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in aircraft – known as a “fume event”. Commercial passenger jets have a system that compresses air from its engines and uses it to pressurise the cabin. However, this can malfunction, causing excess oil particles to enter the supply. The term “aerotoxic […]

February 24, 2015

ITF launches air quality working group

The ITF air quality working group will hold its inaugural meeting at ITF House in London on 27 February to review proposals to address the problem of contaminated air on commercial aircraft and at airports. The ITF has long recognised the negative implications for flight safety and workers’ health of exposure to engine oil fumes […]

February 17, 2015