New Air Traffic Control System

Hong Kong aircraft near-misses surge to six-year-high

3 April 2018

One air traffic controller says Hong Kong airspace has become ‘very unsafe’

Reboot practice for Hong Kong’s air traffic system runs counter to manufacturer’s recommendations

24 November 2017
The Civil Aviation Department has been performing rotational restarts fortnightly on 47 air traffic workstations in a bid to prevent computer crashes

Computer crashes persist for Hong Kong’s new air traffic system amid warning of imminent disaster in India

9 November 2017
Some workstations have required additional reboots in about 20 occasions

New aviation system needs regular reboots

28 May 2017
The Civil Aviation Department must reboot air traffic workstations every two weeks to prevent sluggish system operations

Documents reveal close ties of civil aviation regulator with consultant of the troubled air traffic control system

14 February 2017
UK-based National Air Traffic Services was awarded a consultant contract for the troubled air traffic management system without competition

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