Last Updated: 09:26 Mon 30 May 2011
No high density ash is currently predicted to affect UK airspace.
The Latest from NATS
There is currently no impact from volcanic ash on UK airspace.
Minimising Ash Disruption: Higher Ash Tolerance
The CAA last week announced new measures to reduce airspace closure caused by volcanic ash.
Based on discussions with aircraft and engine manufacturers, it has been agreed that it is safe to allow aircraft to fly for a limited time in a “Time Limited Zone” – meaning airlines could operate in higher ash densities than currently permitted.
Flybe were the first airlines to achieve permission to fly in the new zone, and it’s expected many other airlines will quickly follow suit.
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