Are you currently flying within, into, or out of the United States? You might have been impacted by the recent grounding of all aircraft throughout the US as a result of a Federal Aviation Administration computer system issue (FAA). We will provide you an update on the issue, describe how it will affect flights, and describe the efforts the FAA is doing to restore the system in this post.
Due to a glitch with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) computer system, all planes across the US were grounded this morning. All outbound flights are delayed until 9am Eastern Time because the FAA's Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system, which warns pilots of potential hazards along a flight route, malfunctioned (2pm GMT). FlightAware.com, a service that tracks flights, reports that 105 flights have been canceled and 1,230 flights into, out of, or within the US have been delayed. The East Coast saw the majority of delays.
The FAA stated in a statement that "The organization is working to find a rapid solution to the problem. The maintenance of traveler safety is the FAA's primary concern." The organization has assured the public that it is trying to repair the system and resume scheduled flights as soon as is practical. In a later update, the government stated that "operations across the National Airspace System are disrupted" and that it was "still attempting to fully restore" the NOTAM system.
Although many travelers have experienced difficulty as a result of this situation, the FAA places the safety of the traveling public as its top concern. We regret any trouble this may have brought about for your travel arrangements. The FAA is taking the required actions to repair the system and resume scheduled flights. For the most recent information on the status of your flight and other choices, it is advisable to check with your airline or a flight monitoring website.
We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.