Graeme A. Davidson

Consulting aero-engineer in Scotland Graeme A. Davidson is a highly experienced consulting aero-engineer in Scotland. During his long career, he has been working for e.g. Rolls Royce, British Aerospace and numerous airlines. He has a thorough aircraft system knowledge and an ability to explain and substantiate the underlying causes of cabin air contamination. Magazine Journal of […]

Aircraft Cabin Air Conference 2022

Over the past years, GCAQE organised several major international conferences about Aircraft Cabin Air Quality. These events would normally take place in London, GCAQE’s residence. Both Airlines and Aviation authorities, as well as Unions of cockpit- and cabin crew are always well represented at these events. But also interested parties by personal title (e.g. those […]

A future with less toxic oils?

Strict requirements for oil… In the past decennia, a lot has been written about the lubricating oil used in jet engines. In our short article Oils for Jet Engines we also highlighted on this topic. Super oil for jet engines Jet engine oil is not an “ordinary” oil, like the oil used in your car’s […]

Ruling Central Court of Appeal

Subtle recognition of  Aerotoxic Syndrome by Central Court of Appeal   Incapacitated for work One of the many victims of Aerotoxic Syndrome is Evelyn van den Heuvel.Evelyn used to work 100% (= 40 hours per week) as a flight attendant for Dutch airline company KLM. In 2013, Evelyn went on sick leave for numerous physical […]

GCAQE Global Clean Air Campaign

On 15 February 2021, our partner GCAQE announced their Global Clean Air Campaign in a press release. Through this campaign, they call upon legislators and governments to mandate (preferably require) the introduction of effective filtration and quality control of the air on board aircraft. The air quality in aircraft still leaves a lot to desire, […]

Inappropriate Risk Assessment

Em. Prof. C.V. (Vyvyan) Howard is a medically qualified pathologist/toxicologist connected to the University of Ulster. Vyvyan Howard wrote several scientific publications in the field of health and the adverse health effect of contaminated air. He has been engaged with fine and ultrafine particle related health issues (and still does today), also for the unborn […]

Hydraulic Fluid

Hydraulic fluid in the cabin air? One of the causes of Fume Events or smell incidents is contamination of the cabin air by hydraulic fluid. The fluid contains several toxic substances, a.o. the highly toxic tributyl phosphate (TBP), used mainly as a flame retardant. When it is strongly heated, pyrolysis will produce many other, often toxic […]

Ototoxic Substances and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss by chemicals Certain chemicals can cause damage to hearing and balance. These are the so-called ototoxic substances, of which over 200 are known. These are mainly organic solvents, such as carbon disulfide, benzene, methanol, styrene, toluene, xylene, etc. But also carbon monoxide and heavy metals like arsenic, bromine, lead, manganese en mercury have ototoxic […]


One of the goals of Stichting Fly Aware is to raise awareness, among crew members as well as frequent flyers and ground staff, in fact everyone who is regularly exposed to exhaust gases, oil fumes and other hazardous substances, such as hydraulic fluids in and around aircraft. It is vital for everyone to be aware […]

Cambridge Masks

Protection The face masks from British Cambridge Mask Co offer a descent protection against air pollutants such as dust particles, bacteria and viruses, gases such as ozone and formaldehyde, and even fine particle materials. Obviously there’s no filter that can offer a full 100% protection, but with over 99% this mask does get pretty close! […]