In 1995, a Federal Reserve System-wide project was initiated, referred to as the Century Date Change
(CDC) project, to coordinate the efforts of the Reserve Banks, FRAS, and the Board of Governors.
Although this will be the 21st year, it will only be the 20th show, because of a date change
in the early days.
The huge clock at the top of the middle cantilever of the bridge attracted huge crowds on Hogmanay to watch it mark the date change
The report says that major US carriers have no Y2K-related issues that prevent them from complying with safety standards for the New Year changeover period and has also confirmed that aircraft flight and navigational systems will not be affected by the date change
. Of the 2,822 carriers assessed, 91% received the highest of three ratings from the FAA, while 209 were given the second highest rating, and these latter carriers will be checked on later by the federal agency.
Foreign Office Minister John Battle said: "We want to ease the impact of the millennium date change
. It should be an occasion for celebration, not for unnecessary fear and worry."
UK companies have been preparing for the millennium date change
, which threatens to cause havoc with computers and a whole host of appliances.
European electricity providers may be in jeopardy because of year 2000-related failings in the nuclear power stations in Eastern Europe, according to a report published by the European Commission entitled "The Millennium Bug: The Preparedness of Key EU Infrastructures for the Y2000 Date Change
While there are challenges before us, I can report that we expect to be fully prepared for the century date change
This was said by most of the airlines to be due to lack of demand rather than fears over the 'millennium bug' and the majority are confident that their systems will be fully functional and unaffected by the date change
. Reuters has reported that airlines offering a reduced service include Cathay Pacific Airways, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, Ansett Australia and Qantas.
There are fears that computers will not recognise the date change
at the turn of the millennium but the NHS has checked more than 300,000 pieces of equipment and systems to ensure they are Year 2000 compliant.
All 32 Scottish local authorities have been given Blue status by the Scottish Executive - meaning there should be no disruption to services as a result of the year 2000 date change