Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination, according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). With one eye on another potential eruption from an Icelandic volcano, the agency has told operators that airspace closures should be “contemplated only in situations in which the Volcanic Ash Safety Risk Assessment approach can no longer be relied upon to secure safe operations.” It said that member states ...

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