11/14/2013

Researchers have flown an Airbus A340 through a man-made ash cloud to test its AVOID system. The AVOID system, created by Nicarnica Aviation, can detect ash from 100 kilometers away. "We are at the beginning of an invention which could become a useful solution for commercial aviation to prevent large-scale disruption from volcanic ash," said Charles Champion, executive vice president and head of engineering at Airbus.

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