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Old 26th Oct 2015, 08:04
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NATS Scottish Centre outage

NATS reporting that there has been a technical issue at the Scottish Air Traffic control centre at Prestwick.
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A technical issue has caused delays to flights through all of Scotland's main airports.

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Prestwick airports have been affected by the incident at the Scottish Air Traffic Control centre at Prestwick.
Air traffic controllers Nats said there had been interference with some radio frequencies used to talk to aircraft.

Nats said delays were now reducing but there continued to be knock-on effects. However, a spokesman said it expected to "meet demand for the number of flights planned for the rest of the day without creating any additional delay".

The organisation has apologised to passengers and said it was also doing everything it could to safeguard the evening rush hour.
'Technical problem'

Nats said the faulty piece of equipment had now been removed from service. All flights at Edinburgh Airport were delayed while three Glasgow Airport flights were cancelled - one to Gatwick and two to Amsterdam - and delays were expected throughout the day.

There were also a small number of delays on southbound flights from Aberdeen Airport.

Nats spokesman Paul Haskins told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme: "We've had a technical problem overnight with interference with some of our radio frequencies which we use to speak to aircraft.
"It only affects some parts of Scottish airspace and flights from and to some Scottish airports but there may be delays as a result this morning.
"We have identified the cause and isolated the problem and the situation is now improving."

Transport minister Derek Mackay said: "There was a technical issue that has been rectified and addressed, however there are knock-on consequences to the airlines.

"People should check with their airlines and the airports to ensure that their flights are running."
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 10:24
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Bring back the RED emergency phones which linked you directly to the transmitter bypassing the high tech software.
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I expect it was some 15 year old kid messing about on his computer.....
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