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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 safety […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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:

Educational […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 air […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

‘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 89 […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Woodford in Govt talks over £250m tech start-up fund

Neil Woodford is in talks with the government to allocate capital to a initiative to back early-stage tech ventures outside London.
By |September 8th, 2016|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Cricketers face £3m bouncer as taxman targets film schemes

SIX former England cricket captains face losses totalling millions of pounds after investing in film schemes.

Half of the England cricket team who in 2005 wrested the Ashes back from Australia for the first time in 18 years, have been caught up in an investment crisis that has also seen scores of footballers face losses totalling […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ex-adviser found guilty of cheating HMRC through film investment scheme

A former adviser has been found guilty of conspiring to cheat the public revenue by attracting investors to a film investment scheme to evade paying tax.

The Times reports former Greystone Financial Services director Neil Williams-Denton was convicted yesterday, and was also convicted in an earlier linked trial in September.

Separately, three former City traders have been jailed […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

PARIS ‘COP21’ OUT – 2,500 new coal plants will thwart any Paris pledges

More than 2,400 coal-fired power stations are under construction or being planned around the world, a study has revealed two weeks after Britain pledged to stop burning coal.

The new plants will emit 6.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and undermine the efforts at the Paris climate conference to limit global warming to 2C. […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Volkswagen and Audi hit with lawsuit from Australian car owners

Volkswagen and Audi have been hit with two class action lawsuits from Australian car owners.

In a case which could claim billions of dollars in compensation, Bannister Law has filed two class actions in the federal court on behalf of Australians whose diesel vehicles contained emissions defeating devices.

More than 100,000 local cars have been caught up in […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

VW rivals scrapped US small diesel car plans over emissions rules

 

Mazda and Honda scrapped plans to introduce small diesel vehicles into the US market because of the difficulty of meeting the tough American emissions regulations, the Japanese manufacturers have told the Financial Times.

Their accounts underline how far out of line Volkswagen was with the broader car industry when it pushed ahead with bringing small diesel vehicles to the US. In the last […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|