Ash Sensor in Testing European Airline Prepares for Next Volcano

The 2010 eruption of an Icelandic volcano stranded millions of travelers and caused billions in damages. A new volcanic ash sensor has since been developed that could soon be tested on Airbus aircraft operated by budget carrier Easyjet. Officials hope for a "comprehensive safeguard" for Europe.
An airplane outfitted with the "Avoid" system conducts a measuring flight near Italy's Mount Etna in early December.

An airplane outfitted with the "Avoid" system conducts a measuring flight near Italy's Mount Etna in early December.

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