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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Air Traffic Control

This year
Ryanair reveals 63,000 passengers affected by last week's air traffic control failure in UK
The carrier said more than 350 of its flights were cancelled on 28 and 29 August.
UK air traffic services says fault was caused by flight data it received
There are no indications that the failure was caused by a cyber-attack, according to the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (Nats).
Michael O'Leary said Ryanair had to cancel 250 flights yesterday, with a further 70 flights axed today following the incident.
Flights "to, from and over the UK" have been delayed or cancelled today, a spokesperson for Dublin Airport said.
Dublin Airport has waived any car parking fees for customers returning to the airport as a result of delays.
More than 100 flights to and from Irish airports cancelled due to UK air traffic control fault
The UK’s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) has said that the cause of the technical fault will be investigated “very thoroughly”.
Some flights to and from Dublin today cancelled due to air traffic control strikes in France
Flights to and from Spain and France are among those being impacted by the strike action.
All time
Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.
Going away soon? There's going to be a "summer of discontent"
European passengers face industrial action by French air traffic controllers tomorrow, with five more days scheduled.
Irish travellers hoping to avoid worst of major European flight disruption
Air traffic staff in the country will be on strike today.
America's air traffic controllers are dangerously overworked - are Ireland's?
The IAA says no.
Knock-on UK flight disruption following Heathrow computer meltdown
Some 38 flights have been cancelled, but there are no reports of Irish flight delays.
The good news: French strike is over. The bad news: Air passengers still face delays today
The strike was unexpectedly called off last night after marathon talks.
Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike
Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.
The astonishing 'rattler' shifts that US air traffic controllers work
Controllers are allowed to work five shifts over four 24-hour periods.
How come pilots can turn off a plane's communication systems?
One of the mysterious elements of the missing Malaysia plane story is that someone shut down the aircraft’s communications system. Why is this allowed?
Flight planned? Air traffic controllers are going on strike
Some flights from Irish airports are likely to be affected as air traffic controllers in several European countries will strike today and tomorrow.
Flying this week? Two days of air traffic control strikes are due
Some disruption at a number of European airports could be on the way for airline passengers.
Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue
Eurocontrol said almost 8 per cent of European traffic was affected by yesterday’s glitch.
Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed
Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.
Tanzanian airport's only radar system out of order all month
Sources say the aviation authority was told about the radar’s defective power supply in 2010 but it took no action.
Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike
Unions say their staff are paid through a levy on airlines – and therefore shouldn’t be subject to a national pay freeze.
Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015
Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports are covered by the Commission for Aviation Regulation’s decision to cut air traffic control charges over the next four years.
Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog
A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.
German air traffic control strike averted
Controllers drop their planned strike despite lodging appeal against injunction.
German air traffic controllers appeal court ruling banning strike action
3,400 flight controllers were due to stop work for six hours tomorrow – but a German court has banned the strike.
New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing
Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.
US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job
The air traffic controller in question accidentally broadcast the Samuel L Jackson film he was watching over his microphone, blocking incoming calls from planes.
Take 5: Thursday
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job
Aviation watchdog has ordered that staff double up on graveyard shifts after series of incidents in which controllers were “unresponsive”.
European air traffic problems