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yes there is an agenda… to raise awareness & highlight the cover up occurring in the aviation industry toward Toxic Air Syndrome.. all airlines, oil firms, aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, regulators etc all have a hand in this .. if not with deliberate intent then by benign neglect and indifference… because it costs money!
I don’t care who manufactures the aircraft that has ‘non-bleed-air’ compressor. it is just that Boeing have realized there was a problem and decided to incorporate the new technology in to the B787 (not really ‘new’ as aircraft such Boeing 707’s in the 50/60’s utilised a previous version of air compressors…yet more costly). Yet Boeing are disingenuous as they know they will impact the sale of their other aircraft types if they admit that have the knowledge that their B777, 737 & 747 types have the potential to poison people in flight!
If Airbus have a similar technology it should be promoted to help differentiate their aircraft.
So next to the engine manufacturers who state that they will not guarantee their power units unless the Tri-Crysl-Phosphate (TCP) component is in the engine oil. There are alternative oils available from specialised manufacturers, however it is easier/cheaper for the engine oils to come from the main suppliers, e.g. mobil etc. It is a cosy relationship between engine oil suppliers and the engine manufacturers in this respect to maintain the status quo!
The forums are for open discussion, thus my ignorance of CX Diamond’s gender or frequency of posting is immaterial & have no bearing on my stance on this issue.
The more that the travelling public understand about the risk from Toxic Air Syndrome,the better. When the perils of cigarette smoking were pointed out I am sure that similar intransigence and resistance to curbing the habit. Only by spreading the knowledge did attitudes change. Thus my agenda is clear!