Volcanic Ash

Tongariro Disruption

Saturday, August 11, 2012
By George Hatcher

National carrier Air New Zealand canceled or delayed domestic flights due to Mount Tongariro Volcano ash on Monday night. Gisborne, Rotorua, Taupo and Palmerston North May be affected. The aviation colour code around Mt Tongariro was downgraded from red to orange, but the volcanic alert level remains. The plume from the eruption last night... »

Volcanic Ash Manual Now Available from ICAO

Monday, March 5, 2012
By George Hatcher
Volcanic Ash Manual Now Available from ICAO

MONTRÉAL, 5 March 2012 ? Air transport operators now have a scientific basis for decision making in the event of a volcanic eruption thanks to a manual published by ICAO and endorsed by industry partners*. Entitled Flight Safety and Volcanic Ash (Doc 9974), the manual provides guidance which States may recommend to aircraft operators... »

Ash Cloud Buenos Aires

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By George Hatcher
Ash Cloud Buenos Aires

The eruption of Mt Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile spewing volcanic ash is continuing to disrupt flights across Australia, New Zealand and South America. The second week of eruptions of the Puyehue volcano in southern Chile’s Andes mountains is alarming authorities who anticipate the ash cloud will cause further flight delays as it... »

Nabo Rings Danger and Caution over African Skies (and Spreading)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By George Hatcher
Nabo Rings Danger and Caution over African Skies (and Spreading)

It is June 15, three days after Eritrea’s Nabo volcano erupted, and traffic is still being disrupted. Ethiopian Airlines announced flights to Northern Ethiopia, Dijbouti and Kartoum are still disrupted by the ash cloud, although their other flights are running smoothly. Care is being taken because the ash, which is mainly made up of... »

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