FAA Probes Major Commo Network Outage

December 2009
Air Safety Week;12/14/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 47, p4
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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.


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