The International Volcanic Ash Task Force (IVATF) has delivered a series of practical tools and recommendations aimed at mitigating disruption caused by volcanic eruptions (ATW Daily News, April 13, 2011). They include guidance on specialized ash-related flight operations, a template for air traffic management (ATM) volcanic ash contingency plans, and recommendations regarding new technologies and system requirements pertinent to ground-based, airborne and satellite-based volcanic ash ...

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