Gatwick Passengers Held On Planes and 23 Flights Delayed Last Night After New Access Door System Failed: ITN

Posted: May 7, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News), Gatwick
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[ITN] Flights into Gatwick Airport were delayed overnight, after software problems were experienced on a new access control system operating and controlling gate room doors.

Staff had to open doors inside the airport manually

Staff had to open doors inside the airport manually.  Photo Wikipedia

Staff had to open doors inside the airport manually after the software connected to a new swipe card access system failed. Passengers had to wait on board planes until the doors were released.

23 flights were affected at the airport which is owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

A spokesperson for the airport said the problem was fixed by 6am Sunday morning.

GIP recently won the race to buy Edinburgh Airport from BAA for a cash consideration of GBP807.2 million, with the sale approved by the UK Competition Commission.

Read the original ITN story here……


LONDON NEWS IN BRIEF
MON 7 MAY 2012


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