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BBC Sounds The Aerotoxic Alarm

In part 2 of this edition of BBC Sounds, Mike Powell brings you the latest, exclusive update of an ongoing aviation industry problem that won’t go away. Pilots, crew and now passengers allege the air we breathe on board aircraft can do us harm. Mike hears from people who’ve lost their jobs or been involved in emergencies. […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Boeing Faces US Legal Action

Boeing knows that its airplane cabins can become filled with toxic air, but refuses to do anything about it, four flight attendants claim in court. Vanessa Woods, Faye Oskardottir, Darlene Ramirez and Karen Neben, along with her husband Nathan, sued Boeing in Cook County after becoming sick while working a flight on one of its […]

By |January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

British Airways pilot forced to make Mayday call and scramble for oxygen mask minutes before landing

EWAN SOMERVILLE The Evening Standard 20 hours ago

A British Airways captain was forced to make a Mayday call just minutes before landing after fumes reportedly filled the cockpit.

The flight from Athens was on the approach to Heathrow when the co-pilot steering the plane fell ill, forcing the captain to take over and put on an oxygen […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Latest News|

Another British Airways flight makes emergency landing after smoke engulfs cabin

Photos: Lucy Brown (Passenger on the flight).

On the 5thAugust 2019) at 3.27pm, a British Airways Airbus A321 took off from London Heathrow for Valencia (Spain). The aircraft was carrying many holidaymakers, including young children. Smoke developed in the cabin (from the air conditioning onboard – which is supplied by Bleed-Air from the aircraft engines) 10 […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Latest News|

‘Aircraft Cabin Air Litigation’ Soon to Take-Off

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By |June 13th, 2019|Latest News|

Family of dead pilot in legal battle against BA over ‘polluted’ cabin TRISTAN KIRK Monday 8 April 2019 10:32

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By |June 13th, 2019|Latest News|

Pilots and cabin crew from five airlines including BA and easyJet launch court battle to ban toxic air from flights over fears of brain damage and long-term health risks

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By |June 13th, 2019|Latest News|

UK airlines face legal action from air staff for exposure to “aerotoxic syndrome” Friday, March 29th 2019 – 09:11 UTC

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By |June 13th, 2019|Latest News|

VALA Capital EIS FUND (see invest £134,000 in VN ADS Ltd 2nd Round EIS Raise

Following the recent investor update in January 2019, The EIS Fund Vala Capital expressed an interest in purchasing, 6678 VN-ADS shares at the Round 2 strike price of £20 per share. This led to an intensive technical due diligence process, which I am pleased to inform you was successfully completed last week. The sale of […]

By |April 1st, 2019|Latest News|

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 suffered another reported odour scare.

Crew […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Latest News|