Substantial damages have been awarded to an Australian airline cabin attendant for respiratory illness attributed to toxic fumes in cabin air - the first time a law court anywhere has called an airline to account for health damage caused by contaminated cabin air.
In June another case, also brought by cabin crew from the same airline group, but this time against the aircraft manufacturer, will be heard.
On 1 April the New South Wales Court of Appeal upheld a judgement
against now-defunct East-West Airlines, a regional carrier in the former
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