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 […]


Raising Awareness One of the objectives of the Fly Aware Foundation is to raise awareness among crew members, frequent flyers, and ground personnel, basically anyone who regularly faces exposure to exhaust fumes, oil vapors, and other hazardous substances, such as hydraulic fluid fumes in and around aircraft. It is essential for anyone who encounters these […]

Cambridge Masks

Protection The Cambridge “Sky Mask” offers effective protection against inhaling airborne contaminants such as dust, bacteria, toxic gases like ozone and formaldehyde, and even fine particles. While no filter can provide 100% complete protection, this mask comes very close with a 99% filtration rate. Therefore, we strongly recommend using this mask preventively during your flight. […]