Europe seeks new air traffic control system
A mechanic from the 48th Maintenance group turns the turbine blades of the jet engine of a F15-E as they sevice the aircraft at RAF Lakenheath home of the British based USAF 48th Fighter Wing, Thursday, April, 22, 2010. U.S. Air Force officials warned Thursday their biggest fighter wing in Europe could suffer long-term damage if Iceland’s volcano keeps belching ash into the skies. (AP Photo …

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European air traffic nears normal levels, new plume closes airports in Norway and Sweden
BERLIN — European authorities said that air traffic returned to almost normal levels Thursday, a week after an Icelandic volcano eruption forced massive airspace closures. But airlines were still struggling to work through the bottleneck of stranded passengers, even as a new plume of ash forced…

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9°C – Sunny intervals with variable cloud cover
THE volcanic ash cloud that grounded planes across Europe was “close to undetectable”, aviation chiefs have admitted. British airspace was closed on April 15 by NATS, the air traffic control service, who were following a UN policy.

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