DICT: ‘Electromechanical malfunction’ mitsa ng NAIA air traffic glitch

DICT: ‘Electromechanical malfunction’ mitsa ng NAIA air traffic glitch

January 24, 2023 @ 5:24 PM 3 days ago


MANILA, Philippines- Sinabi ni Information and Communications Technology Secretary Ivan John Uy nitong Martes na isang “electromechanical malfunction” ang naging sanhi ng air traffic system glitch na naganap noong Bagong Taon sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Sa Palace press briefing, sinabi ni Uy na tinalakay ito sa pulong kamakailan kina Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at sa Department of Transportation.

“We did discuss on the incident that happened last January 1, and so far from the cybersecurity aspect, there doesn’t appear to be any cyber-related incident that triggered the incident,” paglalahad ni Uy.

“It was basically an electromechanical malfunction that triggered the whole incident,” dagdag niya.

Sinabi naman ni Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista na ipinag-utos ni Marcos sa ahensya na pasapasan ang kasunduan sa maintenance provider Sumitomo-Thales, na target i-modernize ang aviation safety system ng bansa.

“The President is very much aware of what happened, and he supports our recommendation to implement future requirements necessary for the upgrade or improvement of the CNS/ATM (communications, navigation, and surveillance/air traffic management) system, which includes hardware and software maintenance, hardware replacement, ultimate fallback system for software redundancy and the need for an independent CNS/ATM in a separate location,” sabi ni Bautista. RNT/SA