EasyJet has flown a ton of volcanic ash from Iceland to the U.K. in preparation for final tests to gain commercial certification of the Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector (Avoid) ash-detection technology from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The airline is partnering with Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation, a spin-off company of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, to test the infrared Avoid system. In the trial, an Airbus A330 will disperse ash into the ...

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