“It took five days to organise a conference call with the ministers of transport. Europeans are still using a system that's based on a theoretical model, instead of taking a decision based on facts and risk assessment.
"This decision (to close airspace) has to be based on facts and supported by risk assessment. We need to replace this blanket approach with a practical approach."
Expecting Europeans to base decisions and facts, and take a practical approach?? Now that would be news. This whole episode is a classic example of European incompetence and reliance on the nanny state.