That’s why there are massive problems with British air transport
According to air traffic control, problems with British air transport may have been triggered by incoming flight data, with hundreds of canceled flights.
People were stranded at airports across the UK.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled.
Tens of thousands of passengers across Europe were stuck in airports or on planes for hours.
There were massive problems in British airspace on Monday and Tuesday.
Hundreds of departures and landings were canceled in Great Britain.
There is no indication that this is a cyber attack.
According to air traffic control, the massive disruption to British air traffic could have been triggered by incoming flight data, with hundreds of canceled flights. “Initial investigations into the problem indicate that it is related to some flight data we have received,” the National Aviation Services (NATS) said on Tuesday evening.
As a result, all systems would have interfered with automatic data processing to prevent accidental transmission of false information to air traffic controllers. “There is no evidence that this was a cyber attack,” NATS boss Martin Rolfe insisted.
The incident is “incredibly rare”.
On Monday and Tuesday, hundreds of departures and landings were canceled in Britain due to a technical fault. Tens of thousands of passengers across Europe were stuck in airports or on planes for hours. Airlines and airports warned that the effects would be felt for days. The government ordered an inquiry.
NATS chairman Rolf said the incident was “incredibly rare” and he hoped the problem would not happen again. “We understand the way the system failed to handle the data … the way it failed,” Rolfe said. “That’s why we’ve already implemented measures to ensure that if it happens again, we can fix the problem very quickly.”
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