Airliner cabins to be tested for contaminated air

The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority have commissioned a study into possible air contamination of airliner cabins. There have been persistent reports of problems on a number of types, including the BAe 146 and Boeing 757, possibly leading to adverse health impacts on flight crew. The study, to be lead by professor Helen Muir of Cranfield University, will install senstive detectors on-board two BAe 146s and two 757s (a passenger version and a freighter version of each), as well as an Airbus A321, to carry out in-flight tests.

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