On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the US Federal Aviation Administration announced the resumption of the take-off of flights nationwide, after they were stopped due to a technical malfunction in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) system, which led to the suspension of domestic flights and the cancellation of a number of them.
The US Aviation Administration said on its Twitter account that it had decided to gradually resume normal air traffic throughout the United States.
This comes, while Karen Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, confirmed that “there is no evidence that the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration system was due to a cyber attack until the moment.”
Flight tracking website FlightAware reports 760 delays flying in or out of US as FAA works to restore its ‘Notice to Air Missions System’ pic.twitter.com/3G590YKEes— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) January 11, 2023
Bieber added, in a tweet on Twitter: “But President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Transportation to open a thorough investigation of the causes. The FAA will provide regular updates.”
The FAA said it had ordered airlines to temporarily ground all domestic flights until 9:00 a.m. EST (1400 GMT) to allow the agency to confirm safe take-off and safety information.
The administration also indicated that a system called NOTAM, which is a US flight system, had failed; This prompted the agency to order the suspension of planned departures across the country until the issue is resolved. NOTAM provides pilots with information regarding flight conditions for their flights and is critical to air traffic.