WHO WE ARE
"A global coalition of health and safety advocates committed to raising awareness and finding solutions to poor air quality in aircraft."
"The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE), established in 2006, is the leading organization representing air crew (pilots, cabin crew and engineers) and off shore oil workers, that deals specifically with contaminated air issues and cabin air quality. We represent over 20 organizations, and over half a million aviation workers around the world.
The primary purpose of the GCAQE is to effect the changes in the aviation industry that are necessary to prevent crewmembers, passengers and ground workers exposed to turbine emissions from being exposed to oil and hydraulic fluid in the ventilation air supplied to the cabin and flight deck.
We are the credible, unified voice of airline workers, engineers and consumers regarding the hazards posed by exposure to contaminated ventilation supply air on aircraft. We offer practical tools to assist our member unions, and we connect our members across the globe to work together to prevent exposure to toxic fumes on aircraft.
Why Join the GCAQE
1. Flight safety being compromised No detection systems are fitted to aircraft despite numerous air accident boards recommending they be introduced.
United, we are stronger, so please join us. Contact the GCAQE Administrator for a membership application or for more information.
GCAQE Executive Board:The GCAQE is made up of an Executive Board of seven elected by the membership. The current co-chairs are:
Captain Tristan Loraine - Former Boeing 757/767 Captain. Over 10,000 hours flying experience. Former pilot union Heath and Safety representative and a member of numerous international committees dealing with contaminated air issues. Former voting member of SPC-161 ASHRAE Committee.
Judith Murawski, MSc CIH - Has been actively working to address the problem of oil fumes in aircraft cabin/flight deck air since 1999 as an Industrial Hygienist with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, a labor union representing more than 60,000 cabin crewmembers in the United States. Has published papers on the subject and is a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC-161 Aircraft Air Quality Committee.
GCAQE Head of Research:
Dr. Susan Michaelis - Former Australian pilot. Over 5000 hours flying experience. PhD in 'Safety Sciences' from UNSW in Sydney entitled 'Health and Flight Safety Implications From Exposure to Contaminated Air in Aircraft.' Author of the 'Aviation Contaminated Air Reference Manual.'
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