2021 Aircraft Cabin Air Conference

15 - 18 March 2021

1500 to 2000 GMT daily

 

SCHEDULE

** All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and subject to potential change **

 

 

DAY ONE

Monday 15 March 2021

 

SESSION ONE: Introductions and the history of the issue

 

15:00-15:13

Conference introduction

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi

Conference Director

 

15:14-15:29

Contaminated air - the perspective of an airline-training captain

Captain Nicholas McHugh

GCAQE board member

 

15:30-16:00

History of Contaminated air

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi

 

16:01-16:06

Comfort Break

 

SESSION TWO: Understanding engine seals and exposures

 

16:07-16:18

Aircraft Cabin Air and Engine Oil - An Engineering Update

Professor Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scholz, MSME

Aircraft Design and Systems Group (AERO)

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

 

16:19-16:35

Radial Lip Seals for Aerospace Applications - an overview

Ms. Sarah Shabbir

Institute for Aerospace Technology

The University of Nottingham

 

16:36-16:44

TBC

 

16:45-17:01

Study On Aircraft Bleed Air Contamination By Engine Oil: Experimental And Numerical Investigation Of Dispersed Air-Oil Two-Phase Flow Through The Environmental Control System

Mariano Di Matteo

Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department

Université Libre de Bruxelles

 

17:02-17:22

Discussion and Q&A

 

17:23-17:28

Comfort Break

 

SESSION THREE: Global perspectives

 

17:29-17:33

CAQS Cabin Air Quality Sensor Product Showcase

Pall Promo Film

 

17:34-17:47

IATA perspective on Cabin Air Quality standards development

Mr. Dragos Munteanu

Assistant Director Safety and Flight Operations - IATA

  

17:48-18:09

Air Quality: The State of Standards

Mr. Frank Brehany

 

18:10-18:27

Operational aspects of contaminated air - an engineer’s perspective

Mr. Ricardo Pavia

Aircraft Maintenance | Systems Engineering - TAP

 

18:28-18:38

Differing viewpoints

Short film

18:39-18:55

Cabin Air Contamination Sensors and European Regulations

Mr. Arie Adriaensen

KU Leuven University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

18:56-19:06

Flight safety and the key role of flight attendants

Ms. Alessandra Airaldi

GCAQE board member

 

19:07-19:17

GCAQE global 'Clean Air Campaign'

GCAQE

gcaqe.org/cleanair

Short film

 

19:18-19:32

A breath of fresh air: ECA's view on CAQ

Captain Rudy Pont

European Cockpit Association - Air Safety Committee

 

19:33-19:43

ITF / ETF perspective of contaminated air

Mr. Eoin Coates and Mr. Kris Major

European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)

 

19:44-19:58

Discussion and Q&A

 

19:58-20:00

Day 1 Closing comments

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

 

 

DAY TWO

Tuesday 16 March 2021

 

SESSION FOUR: Operational aspects

 

15:00-15:02

Day 2 conference introduction

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

 

15:03-15:09

Under reporting and GCARS

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi

and a short film

15:10-15:25

Patching up risks

Ms. Gitte Furdal Damm

Human Factors Consultant

15:26-15:46

Oil fumes, flight safety, and the NTSB

Ms. Judith Anderson, MSc CIH

Industrial Hygienist

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

 

15:47-16:00

Discussion and Q&A

 

16:01-16:06

Comfort Break

SESSION FIVE: Air Accident Incidents and Findings

16:07-16:28

Air accident bureau incident reports - Case study review

Dr. Susan Michaelis

Michaelis Aviation Consulting

 

16:29-16:59

An air accident investigator's perspective

Tony Cable

Aircraft Accident Investigation Consultant (AAIB - retired)

17:00-17:13

Discussion and Q&A

 

17:14-17:19

Comfort Break

SESSION SIX: Air monitoring and measuring

17:20-17:27

Session 6 introduction

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

17:28-17:33

BASF Film 1

BASF Film

 

17:34-17:49

Air and Surface Purification System

Mr. Jonathan Saltman

Member - Business Development 

Aviation Clean Air

 

17:50-18:05

Ultrafine Particle Levels Measured On Board Short-haul Commercial Passenger Jet Aircraft.

Michaelis et al

Short film

18:06-18:20

Considerations and Logistics for Global Ground and In-flight Trace Contaminant Testing to Aid in Fault Isolation of Odor Events

Dr. Richard Fox

Aircraft Environment Solutions Inc.

 

18:21-18:35

Use of Particulates as a Marker for Bleed Air Contamination

Professor Byron Jones

Professor of Mechanical Engineering,

Kansas State University

 

18:36-18:47

One night near Malmo and further research

GCAQE

Short film

 

18:48-19:01

HALO, a new wireless cabin air quality system for aerospace markets, using detection, data, and alerting to create the healthiest environments possible.

Mr. Mike McConnell

Aero Data Science / L2 Aviation

 

19:02-19:32

Sensing Tehcnology

Dr. Rick Mlcak

Sr. Principal Engineer

Pall Aerospace

 

19:33-19:59

Discussion and Q&A

 

19:59-20:00

Day 2 Conference closing comment

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

 

 

DAY THREE

Wednesday 17 March 2021

 

SESSION SEVEN: Introduction to organophosphates

 

15:00-15:04

Day 3 conference introduction

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

 

15:05-15:18

Understanding organophosphates used in aviation

Short film

 

15:19-15:34

Simultaneous inboard and outboard, inflight measurements of ultrafine particle concentrations

Dr. Paul I. Williams

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Atmospheric Science and 

National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) 

The University of Manchester

 

15:35-15:50

Two sides of the same coin. Exposure to lubricants from aircraft turbine engines and offshore aeroderivative gas turbines –

Why aviation and offshore oil and gas production share the same health risk from synthetic engine oils.

Mr. Halvor Erikstein

Industrial Hygenist

SAFE – Norwegian Union of Energy Workers

 

15:51-16:11

Chronic low level exposure to organophosphates

Professor Alvin V. Terry Jr., Ph.D.

Regents Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Medical College of Georgia

Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research

Augusta University

 

16:12-16:29

Discussion and Q&A

 

16:30-16:34

Comfort Break

 

SESSION EIGHT: The toxicology and neutoxicity of contaminated air

 

16:35-16:40

BASF Film 2

BASF Film

 

16:41-17:01

Toxicology of contaminated air

Professor Vyvyan Howard

Professor of Pathology (toxicology) - University of Ulster

 

17:02-17:21

Aircraft Cabin Air – Neurotoxicity: Update and in-depth analysis

Mr. Daniel Dumalin, M.Sc.(Psy)

Research Psychologist specialised in Neurophysiology

 

17:22-17:41

Autoantibodies to glial and neuronal proteins as biomarkers for neurodegeneration - Induced by Contaminated air

Professor Mohamed B Abou-Donia, Ph.D.

Duke University School of Medicine

 

17:42-17:54

Discussion and Q&A

 

17:55-17:59

Comfort Break

 

SESSION NINE: Occupational health and exposures

 

18:00-18:09

Human Intoxication Following Inhalation Exposure to Synthetic Jet Lubricating Oil

Short Film

Dr. Mark Montgomery PhD,

Toxicologist

 

18:10-18:21

Crew exposure - a personal experience.

Short film

 

18:22-18:41

Australian union perspective on contaminated air 

Captain Marcus Diamond

Technical Manager, Safety

The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP)

 

18:42-19:02

Occupational medicine and contaminated air exposures – quarter decade later

Dr. Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

 

19:03-19:23

Aerotoxic Syndrome, the Heart and Organophosphates

Dr. Jonathan Burdon

Consultant Respiratory Physician

 

19:24-19:39

Investigating health and exposure circumstances of persons after aircraft fume events: a narrative review with medical protocol

Dr. Jonathan Burdon et al.

 

19:40-19:55

Discussion and Q&A

 

19:56-20:00

Day 3 Conference closing comments

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

 

 

DAY FOUR

Thursday 18 March 2021

 

SESSION TEN: Safety analysis and biomarkers of exposure

 

15:00-15:03

Day 4 conference introduction

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

 

15:04-15:24

Cabin air quality: Safety analysis and certification

Dr. Susan Michaelis

Michaelis Aviation Consulting

 

15:25-15:44

Have You Been Exposed to Aircraft Engine Oil? - Biomarkers of Exposure Professor Clement Furlong

Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences - University of Washington

 

15:45-15:54

Discussion and Q&A

 

15:55-15:59

Comfort Break

 

SESSION ELEVEN: The legal aspects of contaminated air exposures

 

16:00-16:05

Introduction of the session

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

and

Session host

Mr. John T. Martin

Trial Lawyer

KJC Law Firm

 

16:06-16:26

A passenger's perspective of contaminated air

Mrs. Gayle Fitzpatrick

 

16:27-16:33

A journey to the High Court of Australia

GCAQE

Short film

 

16:34-17:04

How to Win a Claim Arising out of a Fume Event

Mr. Glen Lasken

Specialist worker's compensation attorney

 

17:05-17:29

Legal actions in the United States 

Ms. Zoe Littlepage

Athea Trial Lawyers &

Littlepage Booth Leckman

 

17:30-17:59

Discussion and Q&A

Hosted by

Mr. John T. Martin,

Trial Lawyer

KJC Law Firm

 

18:00-18:05

Comfort Break

 

SESSION TWELVE: Filtration solutions

 

18:05-18:19

Advanced Technology Filtration For A Better Crew And Passenger Experience

Mr. David Conrad

Vice President, Business Development

PTI Technologies

 

18:20-18:49

BASF Ozone-VOC Converters: Enhance Your Comfort

Mr. Victor Leung

Global Marketing Manager, Clean Air

BASF

 

18:50-19:19

Filtration Technology

Mr. Paul Roux

Sr. Principal Engineer R&D

Pall Aerospace

 

19:20-19:49

Discussion and Q&A

 

19:50-20:00

Conference closing comments

Captain Tristan Loraine BCAi,

Conference Director

CONFERENCE ENDS

15-18 March 2021
 
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