ATC Evacuation Disrupts Transatlantic Flights

By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com

The Nav Canada air traffic control center that handles most transatlantic traffic was temporarily evacuated Jan. 27, causing ground delays and re-routings.

Controllers had to leave the Gander Area Control Center at about 9:15 a.m. EST due to smoke coming from an electrical panel in a power supply room. They returned about 40 minutes later, but it took longer to get systems up and ...

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