Enterprise Park in Iceland to host aviation conference

The Asbru Enterprise Park, Iceland, is to host ‘the most important aviation conference in 2010’ between 12-15 September. The conference, organised by the Keilir Aviation Academy, is set to address the issues faced from the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption and its effects on aviation.

The Atlantic Conference on Eyjafjallajokull and Aviation, to be held at the Andrews theatre, an ex-U.S. army movie theatre, will cover topics such as: What happened at Eyjafjallajokull? Why was Europe’s airspace closed? What procedures were followed? What has been learnt? What are the effects of volcanic ash on airplanes and can they be reduced? What steps are to be taken, and by whom, to minimise the threats that volcanic ash poses to aviation?

Patron of the Conference will be H.E. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland and Guest of Honour and Invited Speaker will be Capt. Eric Moody, the captain who glided the famous British Airways Flight 9 B747 out of volcanic ash to safety on 24 June 1982.

The Asbru Enterprise Park, located in Keflavik, is synonymous for aviation and technology across Iceland after NATO evacuated its airbase in 2006. The former airbase was then re-invented into a community of entrepreneurs and businesses. The business park is within touching distance from Iceland’s international flight gateway, Keflavik airport, and is roughly a fifty-minute drive from Reykjavik. The Keilir Aviation Academy finds its home within the park, offering high standards of flight education. Asbru also holds other exciting projects such as a green energy research center and Iceland’s first international data centre.

For more information on the conference and the Asbru Enterprise Park, visit http://asbru.is/English/

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