Technology firm Elbit Systems and Norway’s Nicarnica Aviation have performed ground trials on a new system, aimed at detecting volcanic ash up to 100 km ahead of an aircraft. Efforts to detect volcanic ash have been stepped up since the volcanic ash crisis in 2010, which closed most European Union airspace from April 15-21 that year. The ClearVision Enhanced Vision System (EVS) alerts pilots when they may come into contact with volcanic ash, giving them time to avoid the affected ...

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