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Offline BeeTee

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London Airspace Closed
« on: Friday, 12 December, 2014 @ 17:53:39 »
More info can be found at the BBC News site but looks like it is either a power outage or computer failure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30454240

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Re: London Airspace Closed
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 12 December, 2014 @ 20:27:54 »
Wow, that's one heck of a glitch. If it was AIA I'd suspect they hadn't paid the 'leccy bill.

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Re: London Airspace Closed
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 13 December, 2014 @ 02:41:47 »
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UK flights chaos: Air traffic control computers using software from the 1960s

One of the main computer programs used by air traffic control centre Nats was written in the 1960s and has been phased out by every other country
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11291495/UK-flights-chaos-Air-traffic-control-computers-using-software-from-the-1960s.html

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Re: London Airspace Closed
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 13 December, 2014 @ 19:01:42 »
When you read the full article it seems pretty dire.  And apparently Nige didn't get to Lithuania. 

Tony