Airservices Australia rectifies and clarifies ATC system issue at Sydney Airport on 25-Sep-2017

    Airservices Australia explained (25-Sep-2017) the air traffic control system issue at Sydney Airport on 25-Sep-2017 was due to a software fault that failed to convert from night shift operations to day shift operations. This consequently resulted in one air traffic control console being operational for the morning peak when in normal circumstances six to eight consoles are operating. Airservices Australia is confident the incident was a software failure and not caused by cyber attack. [more – original PR]