Flights From Prague Face Delay After Computer Failure

Around one in ten of all European flights is affected by the computer failure at the Eurocontrol centre in Brussels, Belgium. The Václav Havel Airport in Prague makes no exception.

The backup plan which is currently in place causes a capacity reduction of the European network by approximately 10%.

European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation has admitted to a failure of the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System –  a system used by the Eurocontrol which creates a flightpath after airlines file flight plans.

There has been a failure of the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System.  Contingency procedures are being put in place which will have the effect of reducing the capacity of the European network by approximately 10%.  Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

Eurocontrol also requested aircraft operators to refile any flight plans for flights which were yet to be operated and that were originally filed before 10.26UTC.

The intergovernmental organization claimed that there are no safety implications arising from the system failure. It also added that the system should be back in full operation late this evening.