You may have seen photos of that most unpronounceable volcano or airport departure boards listing nothing but CANCELLED, but here’s an interesting look at another side of the ash spewing over Europe.
AirSpace user flame captured this photo of Ryanair 737-800s with their engines wrapped up to protect them from being exposed to ash. Some airlines fear the ash has potential to damage the engines in the long-term.
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- Here are photos of the effects of ash on a Finnish Air Force F-18 engine.
- For the latest on how the ash is affecting aviation, check out our special Ash Cloud section. Also be sure to follow the Flightglobal team on Twitter for regular updates.
- For a historical perspective, in 1982 volcanic ash brought down a British Airways B747-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Australia’s Perth. You can read about the incident, including our original 1982 coverage, here.