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Diamond inspects Vulcan Eyjafjallajökull

The Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft collected again measurement values of the Vulcan Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland.

The Diamond DA42 MPP Guardian, powered by two turbocharged diesel engines, was flown to Iceland in order to collect concentration values of the Vulcan ash cloud.

After 26 hours flight time, a considerable part of the Vulcan expansion area in Germany, England, Scotland, Scandinavian countries and Iceland was scanned. Those flights confirmed the theoretical simulation which caused the closing of many European airports nevertheless the measured ash concentration was only a fraction of the expectation (Result: 90 – 150 µg/m³).

However, the highest pollutant concentration was measured in the area of 20km around the Vulcan.

Diamond is developing four further measurement aircraft to support decision makers in central Europe.

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