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Ash still affecting European air travel

LONDON — Flight restrictions affecting London’s two major international airports — Heathrow and Gatwick — were lifted today after a no-fly zone had been imposed due to dense volcanic ash drifting down from Iceland. Restrictions remained in place in Amsterdam, Northern Ireland and smaller airports on Scottish islands, but charts published by Europe’s air traffic control agency said the ash ...

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New ash-avoidance procedures set

BRUSSELS — The European air safety agency is proposing a new set of procedures that would significantly decrease airspace closures due to volcanic ash, a spokesman said today. Daniel Hoeltgen said the new solution would adopt the U.S. practice of imposing a 120-mile (190 kilometer) no-fly buffer zone for all aircraft in the vicinity of any visible ash plume. The ...

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Volcano still affecting air travel

RABAT, Morocco — Volcanic ash from Iceland wound its way down to North Africa and curled over to Turkey today, forcing authorities to shut down Casablanca airport in Morocco as well as airports in Spain and airspace over Turkey. Five airports in Morocco — Casablanca, Rabat-Sale, Tangiers, Tetouan and Essaouira — were closed this afternoon “to guarantee a maximum level ...

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Flights resume as volcanic ash dissipates

BRUSSELS — Flights across Europe were operating normally today after a plume of volcanic ash that disrupted air traffic and forced some airports to close over the weekend dispersed, aviation officials said. But delays on trans-Atlantic flights were expected because another band in mid-ocean was still blocking the air routes between Europe and North America, the European air traffic agency ...

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Stranded in Mississippi

Volcanic event in Iceland takes toll here Michael Jungsvig, business developer at Danish solar energy products company SolarVenti A/S, arrived in the U.S. April 13 to sign a U.S. distribution agreement with Kight Energy, LLC, of Madison. He was supposed to leave April 17. That’s where his story gets interesting. Air travel to Europe had begun crawling again late last ...

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Jungsvig conquers U.S.

In his shirt sleeves and a pair of jeans, Michael Jungsvig looked comfortable and relaxed on a picture-perfect spring day in Gluckstadt. Every question brought a smile and an easy answer, a seemingly amazing feat considering he was stranded a half-world-away from home with little certainty when he could return. Obviously, conquering the United States has a calming effect on ...

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Nissan plants to resume production

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. says two vehicle plants that halted production because of a delay in part shipments from Europe will operate Thursday while plans for Friday are undecided. Nissan spokesman Toshitake Inoshita said today that Japan’s No. 3 automaker will resume output at the two Japanese plants by using auto parts in the company’s stockpiles. Nissan suspended output ...

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