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EasyJet Reveals Infrared Technology to Avoid Disruption from Volcanic Clouds

EasyJet Reveals Infrared Technology to Avoid Disruption from Volcanic Clouds

New technology that can downsize future commotion to airplanes from volcanic clouds was disclosed today by budget airline EasyJet.

The transporter will be the first airline to experiment a new 'weather radar for ash' system dubbed AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector).

The system entails putting an infrared technology onto a plane to deliver images to both the pilots and an airline's flight control centre.

The pilots will be able to view an ash cloud up to 62 miles ahead of the airplane and at height of between 5,000ft and 50,000ft with the help of these pictures.