If Europe finally manages to effectively streamline its air traffic management system after years of trying, the credit will likely go to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano for spotlighting the high cost of the fractured arrangement now in place. The European Commission (EC) and industry have long pushed for reform in this area, but progress has been slow owing to associated costs and member states’ unwillingness to relinquish power to Brussels. But the eruption of the Icelandic volcano and ...


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