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Old 02-25-2018, 07:23 AM   #1  
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Does anyone have any official document from Airbus or from your airline on the Airbus wet sock smell dangers they can share? Does anything exist?
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:04 AM   #3  
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Haven’t seen anything official other than following the Smoke/Fumes/Avionics Smoke procedure in the QRH. I “heard” Spirit developed a procedure for the wet sock smell from a jumpseater a while back, for what it’s worth.
If you look up “Tricresyl Phosphate” or “Aerotoxic Syndrome” you can find more info on the subject.
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Old Boeing engineers just warmed up the duct temp to dry out the separator.

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B6 did something about it. Big hoopla about it all.
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It’s not wet socks.

It’s a neurotoxin from engine oil getting past the bearings and into the bleed air.

I think manufacturers are trying to come up with detection/mitigation systems. They need to. No telling how many crews have been messed up.

The shame of it is, something should have been done years ago. Boeing and Airbus and engine manufacturers have known about this for decades-and continued to stick with the “wet sock” BS
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I’ve been looking, I think ALPA had issued some information with regards to the issue and tracking it. I haven’t found it yet, and I’m also not sure if it was an Endeavor ALPA publication or national.
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It’s not wet socks.
Wait. So you're saying that the mechanic didn't leave his socks in the air duct?
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I was in the back of a UA 320 and around 10k feet descending there was this horrible smell almost like burning plastic but it only lasted a few seconds. I wonder if this was it.
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It’s not wet socks.

It’s a neurotoxin from engine oil getting past the bearings and into the bleed air.

I think manufacturers are trying to come up with detection/mitigation systems. They need to. No telling how many crews have been messed up.

The shame of it is, something should have been done years ago. Boeing and Airbus and engine manufacturers have known about this for decades-and continued to stick with the “wet sock” BS
Do you have any external reference to point to on this for more information? I find this very intriguing. Happy for PMs if you’d prefer.
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