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All London airspace closed

Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:24
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All London airspace closed

*all london airspace closed after computer failure: Eurocontrol
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:26
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Doesn't look like its ALL closed?


Still aircraft coming in from the East?
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:33
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https://www.public.nm.eurocontrol.in...pec/index.html

for updates I guess
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:37
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Aircraft still making approaches, albeit not many now.


Think parking will be fun...
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:38
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from where i sit I can see flight(s) still heading in to heathrow - what's the contingency for this sort of situation for aircraft already approaching the London holds? - where would they divert to?

some people are in for a busy afternoon/evening.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:40
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Yes, they're still packing them in at Heathrow so the airspace is not closed.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:41
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not very comprehensive:
Swanwick technical failure | NATS
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:43
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BBC have also posted a direct link to eurocontrol's website.. on the front page of BBC news.

I'd advise you all to refrain from visiting it unless necessary. We don't want their site to fallover due to excess hits. - Which it probably will now.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:55
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*london airspace is open; traffic volumes restricted: Nats
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 14:56
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hilarious reporting

Lovely lady on Sky has just described " A lot of planes coming in, circling over Heathrow, just waiting for more information"

flightradar24 on the screen
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:01
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By 'London' do they mean the TMA or the FIR?
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:03
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A good case against EASA's plan to reduce the number of ATCCs then.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:04
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listening to shannon on liveatc, it appears system reset was successful and london are starting to accept traffic again with restrictions.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:05
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Sitting in Luton.Odds for a nightstop?
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:07
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Looks like London City may be clogged. Seen a couple of flights divert to Stansted. Logistical nightmare.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:08
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They're crediting Plane Finder on the screen. Looking at FlightRadar24, things are starting to move again, some flights departing Heathrow now.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:12
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16:10 Local... After doing some orbits in the North Sea area, there seems to be a steady stream of descending aircraft above the Thames Estuary.
Also several departures from the London airfields.
c/o Flightradar24.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:12
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Just over a year since the last major problem, which was caused by the telephone system on Saturday 07/12/2013,
But all those lovely 'journos' and media types will focus on these 2 days, rather than all the others, on each of which about 7000 aeros have moved about flawlessly.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:18
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a bit of good news:

Following a technical failure at Swanwick, the system has been restored and we are in the process of returning to normal operations.

We apologise for any delays and the inconvenience this may have caused.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:19
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We're on the move. A BA 747 has just departed LHR for JFK
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