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Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights across Europe
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 terrorist attacks as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents. Officials said it could take days... Read More

Airline losses from ash spiral over $1 billion
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) As airline losses from the volcanic ash cloud spiraled over $1 billion on Monday, the industry demanded EU compensation and criticized European governments for not using scientific measures to evaluate the ash and open up their airspace... Read More

Ryanair U-turn, will pay stranded customers' bills
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

DUBLIN - (AP) Penny-pinching airline Ryanair did a surprise U-turn Thursday and agreed to pay the hotel and food bills of tens of thousands of customers left stranded during Europe's volcano-ash crisis. Chief executive Michael O'Leary had initially... Read More

EU moves to help aviation heal $3.3 billion losses
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) Europe should help its aviation industry recover from up to euro2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in losses from the volcanic ash crisis by reforming its air traffic control system, offering loans and suspending some rules like bans on nighttime... Read More

Germany, France demand binding aviation ash rules
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Germany and France demanded binding rules Tuesday to determine when air space should be closed because of volcanic ash and when planes can be allowed to fly as European Union transport ministers held another emergency meeting on aviation... Read More

Iceland's ash may keep choking Europe's air travel
Posted on 6 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

DUBLIN - (APINTL) Iceland's clouds of volcanic ash are menacing European air traffic again, but transport chiefs insist they are learning from last month's crisis and won't let the hard-to-measure emissions ground their continent again. ... Read More

Effect of volcano on jet engines being tested
Posted on 28 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) A major U.S. jet engine maker announced Thursday it will investigate the effects of volcanic ash on the engines of aircraft that have flown through the plume. Honeywell Aerospace's engines powered several of the planes sent up to... Read More