What happened to the debate on contaminated cabin air?
Incidentally, I don’t mean the issue of selecting an excess of recirculated air in the cabin to save fuel by reducing engine bleed, I mean toxic fumes from bleed air that have partially incapacitated crews and, in some cases, robbed them of their health and their licences.
Since we began reporting in depth on the subject the only responses we have received have praised our coverage.
I cannot believe that all the regulators, all the transport departments, all the manufacturers, all the individuals who engaged in a vigorous debate on PPRuNe relatively recently – many alleging the subject is bunkum and only wimps get affected by fumes anyway – have been convinced, overnight, by our revelations. All we’ve done, with the help of experts, is to reveal stuff that’s been out there for ages and put it together in one place.
It would be amazing if we had convinced them, because they hadn’t listened to anyone else before, however eminent they were and however powerful their arguments.
So where are you all hiding? Let’s hear it from the “it’s all bunkum” brigade!
What’s more, let’s hear it from the passengers who wonder why, after flying one day, they got chronic fatigue syndrome (no – not jet-lag) and took ages to get over it.