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Aircraft and transport: volcanic ash and aviation
Operating and monitoring methods
Today the Catania-Fontanarossa airport, following a new issue of ash from Etna, has decided for security reasons to close two sectors of the air space and reopened at 2pm (Italian hour). In 2010, the Italian Civil Defence Department installed a volcanic ash cloud control radar in the Catania airport's airspace, capable of blocking any mechanical device, causing serious dangers for any aircraft....
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