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UK Controllers Say Air Traffic System ‘Not Safe’

March 3rd, 2011 03:28 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


Jack Spine writes “Air traffic control technology being implemented in one of the major transport hubs in the UK is ‘not safe,’ according to air traffic controllers. The electronic flight data system (EFD) being phased in at Glasgow Prestwick Airport is too slow to handle real-time inputs, and could not cope with an outage that isolated it from the main air traffic system. Controllers had to scramble to handle the situation. Good luck if you’re traveling to the UK anytime soon.”

Source: UK Controllers Say Air Traffic System ‘Not Safe’

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