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[英伦广角] 【整理】2010-04-21 英飞机场重新运行

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[Homework] 2010-04-26 All UK Airports Re-Open Following Tests
After 6 long and unprecedented days, Britain's airports have reopened. There remain no-fly zones, but safe flight paths around lingering ash cloud will be identified on a daily basis. And the body that regulates airlines has put in place special rules.
“The CAA's revised *(step by step?) space guidance requires airlines first to conduct their own risk assessments and develop operational procedures to address any remaining risks. Secondly, put in place an intensive maintenance ash damage inspection before and after each flight. And thirdly report any ash-related incidents to reporting scheme run by the CAA.”
British Airways, which called the flight ban unnecessary after staging its own test 2 days ago with Willey Wash on board, has been losing 20 million pounds a day and is delighted by this new development.
“I don't believe that it was necessary to impose a blanket ban on all UK airspace last Thursday. My personal belief is that we could have safely continued operation for a period of time. I think there were occasions when the decision to close airspace could have been justified. But as I said, you know, that's a personal view. We'll sit down in due course and would share the data that we have. And we'll share the learning steps that we have had over this period. And I'm sure there would be others who would put forward a different view to me.”
Meanwhile, a transport secretary was keen to stress that caution is not being thrown to the wind, that constant monitoring of the ash cloud and its potential for danger will continue.
“There will still be no-fly zones. The Met Office and the Civil Aviation Authority advised me that on the basis of the current presence of the ash cloud, those no-fly zones would not affect any UK airports. But day by day, announcements will be made in respect of those no-fly zones.”
It was the day Britain was supposed to fly again better late than never. Only a lucky few like those aboard this flight from Edinburgh to Stornoway managed to get into the air.
“But we're nervous about flying anyway. But I…it's only 45 minutes flight from here to Stornoway. So I think I should survive.”
These students have flown back into Edinburgh from Iceland and their geography field trip has turned out in the shadow of an erupting volcano.
“We're back on peace. We're now going to *coach study down south to just north of London. So we're not home yet. But we're on our way.  
“Yes we'll flying 10 kilometres from the volcano in *. And yet... you know, all the way back in England, people won't even know *from across France. We think a lot. It’s mad.  
It's clear that those in the package holiday industry would have liked action more quickly.
“We would have liked governments from around Europe to get around the table a little bit more quickly. We would certainly say that. But at the moment, we're happy that things have changed so far so good. We know we're getting the process to flying people home.
Europe's busiest airport Heathrow as well as those right across the UK are back in business tonight. But safely dealing with the backlog built through 6 flightless days presents the next challenge.
It's OK to be different.
Not to be afraid, to understand.
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