Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 09 December 2013 13:03

UK airports suffer from phone glitch

Written by Nick Farrell



Flights grounded

Flights in and out of the UK were grounded over the weekend because of a phone glitch telephone glitch at National Air Traffic Service (Nats). Affected airports included Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Nats announced at 1930 GMT that the problem had been fixed, but some airports said delays could continue into Sunday. Apparently, a fault with a complicated internal telephone system which controllers at the air traffic control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire, use to swap important data about aircraft failed completely. The crash happened when tried to switch from the quieter, nighttime mode, to the busier daytime mode.

None of their computers worked and instead of 3,500 flights, they have only been able to process 2,800 or so. Ryanair was particularly miffed as it had to cancel many its flights and it could not sell so many overpriced sandwiches or charge for people carrying more than a paper napkin.

Ryanair said 300 of its flights were delayed on Saturday with 12 cancelled, this meant that countless people were not greeted by their loud annoying bugling when they landed on time – so there is some small comfort.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments