RE: London Airspace limited due to computer glitch OT

From: Iggy Fernandez <iggy_fernandez_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:28:59 -0800
Message-ID: <BLU179-W2150B21565F5B7C265953EEB600_at_phx.gbl>



Martyn Thomas, a visiting professor of software engineering at the University of Oxford, said while he didn't know the details of Friday's computer failure, he had examined NATS computer failures in the early 2000s. "Some of NATS' computer systems are very old the National Airspace System (NAS) that performs flight data processing is software that dates from the 1960s," he said in a statement. "Interfacing new systems to this old software can create difficulties." Thomas said NATS has an outstanding safety record but once controllers lost their computer-based tools, delays were inevitable "because without the tools, the controllers cannot handle as many simultaneous aircraft."

> From: howard.latham_at_gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:18:06 +0000
> Subject: London Airspace limited due to computer glitch OT
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> Is this an Oracle based glitch?
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