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Italy: Significant volcanic activity 25-27 DEC18. Impact: High.

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A9625/18 

Valid from: 25 Dec 2018 0812 UTC

Valid till: 27 Dec 2018 1200 UTC (Estimated, Valid until cancelled or replaced)

NOTAM message

FLIGHT CONTINGENCY PROCEDURES IN FORCE DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD FROM VOLCANO ETNA IDENTIFICATION 211060, POSITION COORDINATES 374403N 0150014E, ELEVATION 10922FT/3330M. 

ACCORDING TO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (ENAC) PROVISION GENERAL 04B, DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD IN THE VICINITY OF THE VULCANO, FOLLOWING SECTORS OF CATANIA (SEE AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP) EN ROUTE 2.1.2.11-5 ) CLOSED TO ALL GENERAL AIR TRAFFIC FLIGHT OPERATIONS: 

1) CATANIA CTR: - SECTOR B1 - SECTOR B2 

2) REGGIO CALABRIA CTR: - NO SECTOR AFFECTED 

RMK: AVAILABILITY OF SID, STANDARD INSTRUMENTAL ARRIVAL (STAR) AND INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES FOR LICC (CATANIA/FONTANAROSSA AD) WILL BE SELECTED BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ACCORDING TO OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED IN RELEVANT PAGES OF AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP) AERODROME 2 SECTION. REFERENCE TO AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP) EN ROUTE 2.1.2.11-5 AND EN ROUTE 2.1.2.36-3

Area of influence: 37.59N 15.25E, R 161 km (87 NM)

More details: This NOTAM (ID A9625) issued in 2018 replaces NOTAM (ID A9624) issued in 2018

Purpose: Immediate attention, PIB entry, Operationally significant for IFR flights

Scope: En-Route

Significant for IFR and VFR traffic


W3420/18 

Valid from: 24 Dec 2018 2128 UTC

Valid till: 27 Dec 2018 1200 UTC (Estimated, Valid until cancelled or replaced)

NOTAM message

VOLCANO ETNA IDENTIFICATION 211060, POSITION COORDINATES 374403N0150014E ELEVATION 10922FT/3330M. 

INCREASING EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY AT NORTHEAST CRATER SUMMIT VENT WITH SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION. 

PRESENCE OF STRONG VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD OVER THE CLOUD TOP CONTAMINATION EXPECTED EASTBOUND TOWARDS LMMM FIR AND LGGG FIR 

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (ICAO) LEVEL OF ALERT COLOUR: RED. 

RMK: PILOTS SHALL WATCH OUT FOR RELEVANT SIGMET AND VOLCANIC ADVISORY PRODUCTS PROVIDED BY TOULOUSE VOLCANIC ASH AVIATION SERVICES HANDBOOK ADVISOR CENTER (VAAC) IF AVAILABLE THROUGH WEB SITE HTTP://WWW.METEO.FR/VAAC/EVAA.HTML (LOWER CASE) REFERENCE TO AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION (AIP) EN ROUTE 5.3.3-1

Area of influence: 37.15N 16.33E, R 243 km (131 NM)

More details: This NOTAM (ID W3420) issued in 2018 is a new one

Purpose: Immediate attention, PIB entry, Operationally significant for IFR flights

Scope: Nav warnings

Significant for IFR and VFR traffic

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