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4 years 5 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 5 months ago

FAA wants airlines to limit cockpit distractions

The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling...

4 years 5 months ago

Most ash-stranded Europeans to be home by Monday

European airlines and government officials says most tourists stranded by the volcanic ash crisis will be home by Monday. A week of airspace closures caused by ash spewed by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano prompted the worst breakdown in civil aviation for decades, with about 100,000 flights canceled. British authorities said about...

4 years 6 months ago

More European airspace reopening

Airliners are gradually reoccupying the skies over Europe after massive disruptions due to ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland. Germany's air traffic controllers say they've reopened the country's airspace today. London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest, has also reopened, delivering rays of hope to stranded travelers. Officials say...

4 years 6 months ago

Volcano activity grows, air travel slows

An Icelandic volcano causing travel chaos throughout the world is erupting more strongly, a geologist warned Saturday, as the European aviation control agency said flight disruption would continue for at least 24 hours. Eurocontrol said no landings or takeoffs were possible for civilian aircraft in most of northern and...

4 years 9 months ago

Travelers cautiously confident at airport

Even in the midst of yesterday's emergency landing in Colorado Springs, it's still business as usual at the airport. Most passengers are thinking about what could happen. "You first of all pray it never happens to you but again there's a certain amount of confidence that you have in the...

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