Friday, 11 June 2010


It seems that the FAA and EASA see the problems of ash clouds somewhat differently. Take a look at this Wall Street Journal report on talks held on Tuesday in New Orleans. Here's a flavour.

FAA: ...the correct option is to tell pilots to avoid ash, provide them with the best possible forecasts and then let individual airlines "make the fly or no-fly decisions". Carriers are "better able to integrate the risks" than government bureaucrats.

EASA: I didn't hear any criticism... the only possibility in the European system is to have a better model to predict the movement and concentration of ash particles.

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