Easy Jet et Airbus continuent de s'occuper des PB de cendres volcaniques Islandaises ...
Un A400 M a répandu à haute Altitude une tonne de cendres certifiées d'origine de la dernière éruption du "Eyjafjallajökull" merci le copié collé !
Et un A340 d'Airbus a fait les mesures, et calibré les détecteurs qui équiperont les avions Easyjet dans le futur !
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The airline plans to have volcanic sensor detection equipment fitted on its planes, following the 2010 eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull which caused severe disruption to flights across much of Europe.
A test was carried out during which one tonne of Icelandic ash was dispersed into the atmosphere at 9,000-11,000 feet by an A400M Airbus plane.
A second Airbus, an A340-300 with the Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector (AVOID) technology fitted, then flew towards the ash cloud to identify and measure it from 40 miles away.
The development is being hailed as the initial step in introducing technology which could prevent widespread disruption in the event of a similar volcanic eruption in the future.
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Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson, from the Institute of Earth Sciences in Iceland, said: "Explosive volcanic eruptions in Iceland happen on average once every five years. When winds blow from the north west, the ash is transported towards Europe as it did during the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in 2010.
"It was a coincidence that this did not happen in the seven explosive eruptions that took place between 1970 and 2010. Instead the ash was mostly carried away from Europe by southerly winds."
He went on: "Considering the relatively long time since the last eruptions in two of Iceland's most active volcanoes, Hekla and Katla, both should be regarded as ready to erupt.
"It is not possible to predict when or where the next eruption will take place. What is certain is that it will happen."