Len Lawrence, a former BAE pilot whose health was seriously damaged by toxic fumes on board the aircraft he worked on, draws attention to a legal breakthrough in the States.
In 2017 the weekly update issued by JetBlue Master Executive Council, which implements the policies and procedures of the Air Line Pilots Association International, reported that one of Jet Blue’s pilots, from Redmond, Oregon, had been exposed to dangerous cockpit fumes (full details here).
“In January, Captain Andrew “Kirk” Myers was exposed to fumes while performing an engine run up at the request of maintenance. As a result of the fumes event, Kirk has had numerous health problems, been out on medical leave for months, and may never return to the flight deck”.
His employer, JetBlue Airways, a Long Island-based commercial airline, had stopped paying benefits to Myers, who’s been unable to fly since the 2017 incident.
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