Very soon “Ash Cam :Ash Camera” are going to installed in aircrafts which will intimate the pilot 60 miles prior to ashes of volcano. Easy Jet is going to test this Ash Radar System. The Company has planned to install it on 12 aircrafts by the end of this year.
Around one million pound is dedicated for this project, This step was taken because due to the volcano eruption of Iceland ,airlines suffered a loss of around 1 billion dollars.
This Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier & Detector (AVOID) works similar to weather radars. In this system , Infra red light along with 2 digital cameras are installed on tailpin of the aircraft.