The so far largest conference on cabin air has come to an end
The International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference took place at the Imperial College in Kensington/ London over two days (19th and 20th September) and was by far the largest gathering of experts, scientists, affected people and interested parties to date. About 300 people attended, among them about 30 speakers.
Representatives of the aviation industry were only very sparsly represented - at least officially, but included 2 representatives from PALL Aerospace who, together with easyJet, want to test a new bleed-air filter system (see entry below).
Representatives of other manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing) or airlines (Lufthansa, Condor etc.) from Germany for example, were not present, but presumably attended undercover. The BDL (Bundesverband der Deutschen Lufverkehrswirtschaft) had also refused to participate in this first ever conference which presented and discussed the latest findings on the technical state of affairs, the problem acceptance and their possible solutions.
The responisble authorities (BFU - Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchungen, LBA - Luftfahrtbundesamt, EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency) have in the past and present completely denied the new findings and discussions. The German aviation industry, the supervisory and regulatory authorities and the political government of the‘Grand Coalition’ still deny – at least to all outward appearances - the looming problem