The UK CAA this week altered its approach to the promulgated No-Fly Zone by removing the 60 nm. volcanic ash "buffer zone" that was proposed by Eurocontrol and accepted by the Eurocontrol member states in the week following Iceland’s volcanic eruption. Elimination of the buffer zone (ATWOnline, April 20) reduces the size of the NFZ and, more importantly, allows airports lying within the boundaries of the zone but outside the black zone (areas predicted to have an ash ...

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