TITLE

FAA Probes Major Commo Network Outage

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Air Safety Week;12/14/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 47, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Market Research Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formed an expert panel to examine the reliability of a telecommunications network that broke down last month, affecting air traffic across the country on November 19, 2009. The U.S. aviation agency said the problem started when a single circuit board in a piece of networking equipment at a computer center in Salt Lake City, Utah failed, breaking communication between air traffic controllers' (ATC) computers.
ACCESSION #
46980360

 

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