IAA may face cost of airport radar chaos

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) may be liable for costs incurred by airlines during last week’s failure of Dublin Airport’s radar system, according to the Commission for Aviation Regulation.

12th July, 2008

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) may be liable for costs incurred by airlines during last week’s failure of Dublin Airport’s radar system, according to the Commission for Aviation Regulation.

The radar system shut down for an hour last Wednesday, with resulting flight cancellations and delays affecting tens of thousands of travellers.

A faulty piece of hardware in the system was replaced, but the IAA kept flight capacity at between 70 and...

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