View Full Version : EasyJet unveils ash cloud detector

2010-Jun-04, 03:22 PM
On CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/06/04/volcanic.ash.easyjet.detector/index.html?hpt=T2)

This pioneering technology is the silver bullet that will make large-scale ash disruption history. The ash detector will enable our aircraft to see and avoid the ash cloud, just like airborne weather radars and weather maps make thunderstorms visible.

captain swoop
2010-Jun-04, 08:21 PM
It's a little infra red video camera. Question is does it work as claimed?

2010-Jun-04, 08:30 PM
It seems people are serious about it. BBC has more details. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10234553.stm)

2010-Jun-04, 11:30 PM
Hmmm. We mentioned this technology in the Icelandic volcano thread a while back, according to the easyJet pressrelease (http://corporate.easyjet.com/en/media/latest-news/news-year-2010/04-06-2010.aspx), It is the Nicarnica (http://www.nicarnica.com/) AVOID system developed at NILU by Dr. Prata (http://www.nilu.no/index.cfm?lan_id=3).