EASA issues Safety Information Bulletin on volcanic ash events

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2023-13 “Flight in Airspace with Contamination of Volcanic Ash”. The SIB advises aviation actors on steps to be taken and risk assessments to be made in response to a volcanic eruption.

The content of this SIB is based on the progress that has been made following previous events concerning the impact of volcanic ash activity on aviation and the subsequent discussions with aviation stakeholders. Its purpose is to raise awareness on the impact on aviation and to formulate recommendations for affected parties.