Postmortems

Orly airport runs on Windows 3.1, except when it doesn't. Upgrade due in 2017.

Orly airport runs on Windows 3.1, except when it doesn’t. Upgrade due in 2017. “Paris Orly airport closed its runway on the morning of 7 November, with flights diverted … following a critical infrastructure failure caused by [low-visibility takeoff and landing system] DECOR. It also runs on Windows 3.1, which was released in 1992 and retired on 31 December 2001. Le Canard Enchainé, a French magazine that first reported the cause of the incident, said that only three engineers are allowed to touch the “capricious beast”. These engineers had been working to restore DECOR for many hours before the runway was closed for an hour for safety after fog set in.
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via RISKS, which cites


Not to be outdone, “Britain is now the only country that is using the 1960s software” - outage last December grounded 50 flights.

Still a wothy magazin :slight_smile: