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Computer failure at FAA delays flights for hours Wednesday

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Wednesday, January 11 2023 Jan 11, 2023 January 11, 2023 6:20 AM January 11, 2023 in News
Source: ABC News

A computer failure at the Federal Aviation Administration delayed flights for hours nationwide.

The affected system is responsible for sending out flight hazards and real-time notices to pilots, known as NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions). All flights were ordered to be delayed until 8 a.m.. Shortly before the pause was to be lifted, the FAA updated and said the ground stop was lifted and that operations were gradually returning to normal.

"The FAA is experiencing an outage that is impacting the update of NOTAMS. All flights are unable to be released at this time," the FAA said in a statement released around 5 a.m. CST.

Shortly after its initial announcement, the FAA said it was working on repopulation of the system and performing final validation checks. 

At 6:22 a.m., the FAA announced that all domestic departures would be delayed until 8 a.m. to allow the agency to "validate the integrity of flight and safety information."

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