Monthly Archives: April 2015

How Do Volcanoes Affect Aircraft?

Aircraft flying within the vicinity of volcanic ash clouds can suffer extreme damage to a number of functions critical to the safe operation of the aircraft. One example of these effects, and possibly the most important incident in aviation history that has lead to a better understanding of the effects of volcanic ash on aviation,…
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Chile’s Calbuco Volcanic Eruption

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in over 40 years. The resulting eruption column reached an altitude of 33,000ft and has already caused significant disruption to the aviation industry. The first eruption, which occurred around the early evening and was followed by a second eruption some time later, has reportedly taken…
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