The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is halting all US flights for now after a nationwide system failure. It is not yet known when air traffic will resume.
News: The Air Traffic Control System Command Center reports on its website that the Air Traffic Mission Notification System (NOTAM) has failed.
- NOTAMs are the system designed to warn pilots and other aviation personnel of potential hazards and notify them when information is updated. Second CNBCthis document is extremely detailed and can contain up to 200 pages of information, for distant international flights.
- This system is now out of service, the reason has not been given by the FAA. It also can’t say when the problem will be fixed. “Technicians are currently working hard to fix the system,” the FAA writes on its website.
- Until the problem is resolved, airlines are taking a precautionary approach and not letting planes take off. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 flights have already been delayed. 93 were cancelled. This is reported FlightAware. coma website that monitors the number of delayed or canceled flights worldwide on a daily basis.
- A total of 21,464 flights were due to take off from US airports today, he said. Aviation24based on information provided by Cirio. Together, these flights account for nearly three million available passenger seats.
- On Twitter, the FAA said it had “ordered airlines to suspend all domestic departures until 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information. »