Software crash grounds UK air traffic
Though the article does not give specifics, looks like the testers screwed up. No code changes but " testing of software management procedures "
Re: Software crash grounds UK air traffic
It looks like testing (or possibly project management?) wasn't doing it's job right this time and maybe for a while.
Quotes from forbes article:
Air industry writer Julian Moxon said money was not the problem. At root was an overloaded system plagued by software problems and out of synch with neighbouring systems.
"It is nothing to do with investment. It is the system type. There have been a lot of programming problems," he told Reuters.
"It was a problem with the flight data processing system. We think it was a data link. So what we did was to reboot the system and it was fine," said a NATS spokesman.
He said it was a link between an old control centre at West Drayton in Middlesex and a new one at Swanwick in Hampshire that opened in 2002 -- six years behind schedule and 230 million pounds ($421 million) over budget.