Air traffic control boss says no repeat of UK flight meltdown ahead of Christmas

Air traffic control boss says no repeat of UK flight meltdown ahead of Christmas
Richard Deakin, National Air Traffic Services chief, tells MPs he was ‘not proud’ of failure but says it is unrealistic to expect system to be fool-proof

The head of National Air Traffic Services (Nats), the UK’s air traffic control service, has tried to reassure MPs there would be no repeat of last week’s flight meltdown that disrupted travel plans of 10,000 passengers in the runup to Christmas.

Richard Deakin, chief executive of Nats, apologised for a computer glitch that caused disruption to airline passengers last Friday.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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