EASA focuses on "cabin air "
Over two days, lectures and discussions were held at EASA’s in Cologne; you can read about them here in the official program booklet. On the podium: the "usual suspects" in the form of the airlines, manufacturers and some representatives from the scientific scene, who have often pointed out that there is no danger whatsoever from the whole problem.
However, there is now no longer any dispute about whether such fume events occur at all. Lufthansa concedes that - as they have done for some years now - such occurrences happen at a frequency of 0.05%, in other words: 1.85 fume events daily calculated over all LH flights. So far, nothing new.
What is new, however, is the fact that the "Patienten Initiative" – (www.p-coc.com) was also present. Although their submission, a presentation “from the point of view of those affected” was not accepted, questions were allowed.
Apparently, P-CoC.com made use of this opportunity and startled the industry by asking very specific questions. There now seems to be some concern that the various diverse (aerotoxic) initiatives will unite and thus will have a more significant public impact.
The fact that the crew is always newly assembled for each flight, i.e. meaning that there are no well-rehearsed teams, has so far proven to be a sure barrier to the development of solidarity amongst pilots and flight crews.
Lufthansa e.g. employs around 20,000 flight attendants; however, this could now experience changes due to P-CoC.com and their planned activities.
The British Capt. John HOYTE, the founder of aerotoxic.org and himself once a pilot, has issued a press release on the event.