Vince Cable: air traffic firm skimped on investment

Vince Cable: air traffic firm skimped on investment
UK business secretary says Nats, 49% government-owned, uses ancient computer systems that are liable to crash

The public-private company whose computer failures caused disruptions to flights in and out of the UK on Friday is reliant on ancient systems and has skimped on large-scale investment, the Lib Dem business secretary, Vince Cable, has said.

Cable gave his damning verdict on Nats, which is 49% owned by the government, after it suffered an unprecedented systems failure, causing dozens of flights to be grounded at airports across London and south-east England.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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