22-Sep-2010 10:11 AM

AEA proposes airlines have ultimate say over ash hazards

Association of European Airlines (AEA) Secretary General Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus addressed a conference held Iceland on 15-Sep-2010 to 16-Sep-2010, to review the volcanic ash crisis of Apr-2010, and explore ways to manage such events. Mr Schulte-Strathaus renewed AEA’s call for a "new European approach" to atmospheric ash contamination, placing responsibility for managing such situations in the hands of the airline professionals – pilots and ground-based operations experts. [more]