jmc757
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ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:06 pm

Not much information on this I'm afaraid but just seen a breaking news article on the BBC Website : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4179914.stm.

Apparently a computer fault is causing 'widespread delays'.
 
noelg
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RE: ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:09 pm

According to BA all London airports are currently closed...

[Edited 2005-08-24 12:10:25]
 
trekster
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RE: ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:11 pm

Oh great, just what we need.
Weather is also meant to be hell up north this afternoon. What else can go wrong this month.

1. Air crashes
2. Strikes
3. Weather
4. ATC
Where does the time go???
 
dc-10 levo
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RE: ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:22 pm

More info from the NATS website:

http://www.nats.co.uk/news/releases/2005/2005_08_24.html

DC-10
 
lamedianaranja
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RE: ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:31 pm

It's causing huge slots at AMS even for the flights not going to the UK.
I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
 
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Crosswind
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RE: ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:21 am

Lamedianaranja,

The problems in and around AMS were caused by a similar (but unrelated) systems failure at the Maastricht ACC. Just very unlucky timing that they both occured at about the same time!

Regards
CROSSWIND
 
lamedianaranja
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RE: ATC Fault Delaying UK Flights

Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:57 am

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 5):
The problems in and around AMS were caused by a similar (but unrelated) systems failure at the Maastricht ACC.

Eurocontrol had some problems too, I know. Earlier in the morning it was probably a combination of the two and after 11.00hrs the airtraffic pile-up.
I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!