- 18 Jul
Older Radar System Called Into Service After Failure of Primary Backup Units
WASHINGTON, DC—At approximately 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 16, the failure of an air conditioning unit forced the closure of a facility that houses a radar system at Grand Rapids’ Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The loss of the primary radar system forced the use of a backup radar system, which reduced functionality and slowed down air traffic. The incident has highlighted concerns about both the causes and impact of such a serious problem.