This Wednesday, the US Civil Aviation Authority mandated a ban on all flights to the United States until 14:00 GMT (9:00 GMT) due to an unforeseen technical issue.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that their systems have encountered a problem but are actively restoring them, as per the statement.
The FAA is diligently working to restore the Air Mission System Notice, and are currently verifying its precision before reloading it. To keep everyone informed of their progress, they have posted updates on Twitter about the system’s restoration.
The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now.— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) January 11, 2023
Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.
We will provide frequent updates as we make progress.
The White House has recently declared that President Joe Biden is actively pursuing a solution to halt air travel, yet there still remains no proof of any potential cyberattack at this moment.
“Unfortunately, our planes can land but are unable to take off at the present moment due to a technical issue,” Biden informed. The US Aviation Administration has assured that aircrafts landing in American airspace have been conducted without any complications. Additionally, reports from US media indicate that the system responsible for operating flights is slowly beginning its recovery process.
The President has been briefed by the Secretary of Transportation this morning on the FAA system outage. There is no evidence of a cyberattack at this point, but the President directed DOT to conduct a full investigation into the causes. The FAA will provide regular updates.— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) January 11, 2023
Amidst a technical glitch at the Federal Aviation Administration, flights were delayed in various locations throughout the U.S.
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Federal Aviation Administration is making every effort to address and remedy technical failures with utmost urgency, so as to swiftly resume flights.
At approximately 6:30 PM Eastern Time, a plethora of flights were delayed according to flight-tracking website FlightAware – both domestic and international.
Hundreds of flight delays were tracked by FlightAware, a website devoted to tracking flights. The agency announced on Twitter that it was hard at work to fix the Air Mission System notice as quickly as possible.
The FAA declared, “As we wrap up our final safety checks, the system will be restored to full operation. All operations across the national airspace are being impacted as a result.”
The agency promised to keep its stakeholders informed with regular progress updates.
The United States Aviation Administration mandated that airlines delay all journey originating from the US.