Flights within the United States were grounded this morning due to a technical failure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advised it was working to solve this major outage, which meant first thing Wednesday morning all flights were unable to take off, although those in the air were safe to land.
Early this morning, the FAA tweeted that it was working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System.
“We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected. We will provide frequent updates as we make progress,” it advised.
Soon after, American Airlines tweeted:
“An FAA outage is impacting all flights including all carriers. We sincerely appreciate your patience as they work to resolve this.”
Departures have begun again from Newark and Atlanta airports, with remaining US airports hoping to open as at 9am Eastern Time.
The White House advised that President Biden had been briefed and that there was no evidence of a cyber attack
Airports around the US have confirmed internal flights and also, inevitably, international flights will be delayed until the FAA provides further updates.
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