Why is a functioning bleed air system so important for a flight? Well so the following doesn’t happen. A US Airways 767 flight in 2010 had a seal break for engine oil that resulted in odor from the oil entering the bleed air system. The problem was so bad that 6 years later the captain of the flight died recently due to complications from the flight.
I didn’t know that US Airways had 767’s…
They had a few. It was the A330s and B767’s that were their international haulers.
They were one of the last commercial airline operators of the 767-200.
Fun fact: USAir’s 767s came from the buyout of Piedmont in '89 and were only retired about 10 months ago.
Cabin Crew and pilots have had a history of dying from mysterious illnesses, the only thing they can attribute it to is the air. The chemicals in fuel oils and lubricants can’t be that good and the air supply might now be clean all the time.
There is a reason why the 787 was designed to NOT use bleed air in the cabin.
Yet other aircraft still use bleed air. It’s not like an electrical system can be kept clean all the time either. Time will tell if this works or not.
Happened with a Qantas pilot I know. Ended up having to leave flying, and now is stationed in hospital 24/7.
The worst thing is they probably receive no compensation or help and the airlines just turn their backs on people who were affected but their mishaps
Qantas aren’t too bad, they offer a lot of compensation, but for him it’s heartbreaking.
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