The RSSB Podcast

When Software Goes Wrong—A Quick Recovery

March 03, 2021 RSSB Season 1 Episode 15
The RSSB Podcast
When Software Goes Wrong—A Quick Recovery
Show Notes

In this sixth podcast about software failures in safety-critical systems, I talk with Dr Emma Taylor about an incident that happened in 2014 during normal working of the National Air Traffic System. We look at what went wrong, and how good recording and documentation at each stage in the V-model allowed a complete shutdown of the air traffic control system for southern England to be quickly reinstated—without any harm to the thousands of passengers in the air.

Show notes, with links to the relevant resources and any other related blog posts, are available in the Blog for this episode on the RSSB website.