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UK: access by commercial aircraft in volcanic ash flow

Response concerning volcanic ash flow and safe access by commercial aircraft to UK airspace.

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Freedom of Information response to information concerning volcanic ash flow and safe access by commercial aircraft to UK airspace. The requester asked that this include:

  • any conditions, directions, instructions, plans policies or guidance intended or given by the CAA to NATS
  • what NATS had or intended to do regarding flow rates or the provision of instrument flight rule air traffic services
  • what is required for NATS to change its position on any flow rate restriction or withdraw and suspend instrument flight rule air traffic services