ICAO's European and North Atlantic Regional office yesterday held an initial meeting to begin the process of amending its volcanic ash contingency plan, while EASA proposed adoption of the US practice of a 120-mi. no-fly zone around an ash plume, according to published reports. This would be a significant revision from the far more expansive standard that heretofore had been applied when most EU airspace was closed April 15-21 owing to volcanic ash. ICAO said it would hold a more ...

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