Nats: computer failure behind London airport chaos was unprecedented
British airspace controller says inability of operators to see all flight plan data prompted restrictions on departures and landings
An unprecedented systems failure was responsible for the air traffic control chaos that affected airports across London and south-east England on Friday.
Nats, the company responsible for controlling British airspace, on Saturday gave the first detailed explanation of the problem at its national centre in Swanwick, Hampshire, that resulted in dozens of flights being cancelled and delayed.
Source: Guardian Transport