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Aircraft: Air Conditioning

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of (a) carbon monoxide and (b) organophosphates poisoning were reported on (i) Flybe 146 flights, (ii) 146 aircraft, (iii) Boeing 757 flights and (iv) other flights in the last year for which figures are available. (163162)

The CAA's mandatory occurrence reporting scheme (MORS) database contains reports of contaminated air events submitted by UK operators. The nature of any potential contaminant is not recorded on the database. In accordance with its regulatory practice, the CAA's data analysis does not identify the operators or aircraft registrations and has been aggregated to include all UK operators.

The last full year for which figures are available is 2006. In that year there were 109 contaminated air events. These figures break down by aircraft type as follows:

Aircraft type

Number of contaminated air events

Boeing 757

43

BAe146

17

Airbus A319

10

Embraer EMB 145

9

Airbus A320

7

Boeing 737

5

Various other aircraft

18

Total

109