A breakdown in communications between Dutch air traffic controllers and aircraft halted flights and caused delays Aug. 15 at Amsterdam Schiphol airport—one of the busiest in Europe and KLM’s hub. A glitch in the communication system used by LVNL—the Netherlands’ ATC system—occurred around noon local time. A backup system was put into operation immediately, but the airport operated at reduced capacity. ATC could communicate with aircraft, but decided ...

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