a computer The outage at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded flights across the United States on Wednesday, with hundreds of Cascading delays quickly through system at airports nationwide.
The FAA has ordered all US flights to delay departures until 9 a.m. ET, though airlines said they were aware of this. of The situation was and already I started grounding flights.
At 7:30 a.m. EST, there he was more More than 1,200 delayed flights in or in OR out of United States, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. More than 100 have been cancelled.
Most of the delays were concentrated along the east coast, but they were beginning to spread west. incoming international Flights at Miami International Airport have continued to drop, but all departures have been delayed since 6:30 a.m., airport spokesman Greg Chen said.
The FAA said it was working on Restore her notice to the air mission system.
“We perform final Validations and reloads system Now,” the FAA said. “Operations across the national airspace system are affected.”
The agency said some jobs are starting to appear back on line, but that’s the National Airspace System’s operations remain Limited.”
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in Tweet it is in touches with Federal Aviation Administration and situation control.
United Airlines said it has temporarily postponed all domestic flights and will do so issue a update Once I learned more from the FAA.
The FAA is working to restore what is known as the Air Mission System Notice.
Before starting the flight, the pilots are required To consult NOTAMs, or Notifications for Air Missions, which list Possible negative effects on Flights, from runway construction to potential for icing. the system used to be on the phone, with Pilots call dedicated flight service stations for the informationBut he has moved on now online.
There is a possibility for widespread disturbance due to of outage. All planes required to direct a way systemincluding commercial and military flights.
European flights to the US appear to be largely unaffected.
Irish airline Aer Lingus said services to the United States continue and Dublin airport website She showed that her trips to Newark, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles were going on schedule.
“Aer Lingus plans to operate all transatlantic flights as scheduled today,” the airline said. in Prepared statement. We will continue to monitor but we do not expect any disruption to our services arising from technology issue in United State “.
The FAA said it will provide frequent updates as is made progress.