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All flights across the US grounded over computer outage

All flights across the US grounded over computer outage

All flights in the US have been grounded after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experienced a computer outage.

In a notice posted on the FAA’s website, the agency stated that its Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system had “failed” on Wednesday morning, adding that “technicians are currently working to restore the system.” As it stands, the FAA has stated that “there is no estimate for restoration of service at this time.”

“Operations across the National Airspace System are affected,” the FAA said. The agency “is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and repopulating the system now.”

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“We will provide frequent updates as we make progress,” the FAA added.

According to flight tracking website FlightAware, 3,704 flights were delayed leaving or entering the United States as of 8:30am ET on Wednesday. 642 flights have been cancelled.

The FAA has ordered all domestic departures to be delayed until 9am ET “to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information.”

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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