There is great anxiety among airlines because there is increasing evidence on the table that with nerve gas contaminated air in cockpit and cabin indeed can be deadly. So far they have always denied that.
Fresh outdoor air is sucked in by the engines. Toxic oil fumes come in it regularly. Only the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a different air conditioning technology. A filter costs about 25,000 euros each, but to equip all aircrafts would cost an airline cost millions.
“That’s why aviation bosses want to put this life-threatening disease, known as aerotoxic syndrome, under the carpet,” says the Dutch doctor-pilot Michel Mulder of Aviation Medical Consultation in Bussum today at a Congress of airline crews in London.