In the early hours of this morning, Avinor detected a radar error in the systems used to control airspace in the southern part of Norway, leaving airports such as Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) and Stavanger Sola (SVG) affected.
Multiple aircraft have been redirected, but no proper diversion has occurred, according to the arrival sheets by Flightradar24. Major delays are inevidence and some aircraft remain stationary at the taxiway of Oslo Gardermoen as of 11.16 local time.
Avinor issued a message at 10.11 local time via their website, with the following announcement:
Avinor is a state-owned company that manages most of the airports in Norway. The company was established in 2003 and is responsible for the operation and development of 44 airports across the country, including Oslo Airport, Bergen Airport, and Trondheim Airport.
Avinor is also responsible for air traffic control services, air navigation services, and airport security services.
The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
AviationSource contacted Avinor for a statement and a spokesman for the company has advised:
“An error has been found in the traffic monitoring systems that control the airspace of southern Norway, with the consequence that traffic is currently operated with reduced capacity at affected airports.”
“Passengers are asked to comply with information they receive from their airline. The possibility of an external threat has been ruled out.”
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