Computing in Air Traffic Management: (Mostly) Past, (Some) Present and (A Little Bit of) Future
Thursday 20th April 2017
BCS, 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA
About the seminar
The National Museum of Computing acquired the last working air
traffic control system from West Drayon in 2007.
Ben will describe the long process of understanding the system before it was moved
to the museum and its subsequent restoration and display.
Ben will also describe the current technologies and future direction for computing
in air traffic control, as well as the work that NATS has done with the museum
to exhibit an up-to-date controller workstation and a multi-screen simulator
showing the control tower view at Stansted airport.
About the speaker
Ben Trethowan became a volunteer at The National Museum of Computing just
prior to his first degree in 2005.
He was responsible for the acquisition of the last PDP11-based air traffic
control system from West Drayton near London.
Ben subsequently worked for Lockheed Martin and was “seconded”
to projects with NATS, formerly “National Air Traffic Services”.
Ben completed his Masters in Information Security in 2016, recently achieved CITP status,
is a Certified Ethical Hacker and now works as a
Senior Information Security Specialist for Electronic Arts (EA).
The lecture on the ICT 1301 previously scheduled for this date has unavoidedly had to be postponed.
We would like to thank Ben for stepping into the breach at such short notice
and hope that you will find his presentation just as interesting.
Apologies for any inconvenience.