12 June 2002
Air traffic screens are safe, insists Nats chief
By Cahal Milmo
Complaints from air traffic controllers that information on their computer screens is too small to read may not be resolved until November.
Air Traffic Services (Nats), the partly privatised company in charge
of controlling the
Concerns about the screens at the new £623m control centre at Swanwick in Hampshire were first raised in January. Staff have complained that the letters and numbers designating aircraft call signs and altitude are so small they sometimes cannot be told apart.
But Richard Everitt, the Nats
chief executive, told a committee of MPs that reports that the
The Government has confirmed it is preparing to put a further £65m into Nats.