FAA Resumes Air Traffic Nationwide But Causes 4,000 Flights To Be Delayed

FAA Resumes Air Traffic Nationwide But Causes 4,000 Flights To Be Delayed

Update (0900ET):

“Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the US following an overnight outage to the Notice to Air Missions system that provides safety info to flight crews. The ground stop has been lifted,” FAA tweeted. 

But, grounding all domestic flights for hours has sparked travel chaos this morning. There are currently 4,000 delays within, into, or out of the US, flight tracking website FlightAware showed. Another 700 were canceled.

And then there’s this…

If you’re surprised that the FAA’s systems went down this morning grounding all domestic flights, you shouldn’t be.

Below are DOT and FAA’s approps focus in the 2023 budget:

“Racial equity,” “inclusion,” “income inequality,” “environmental justice, and “climate change.” pic.twitter.com/83N70Qs0aj

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 11, 2023

​​​What a mess. At least airlines, this time around, can blame the government for flight disruptions. 

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Update (0742ET):

President Biden has been briefed about the FAA’s system failure. 

*PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON FAA SYSTEM OUTAGE, PRESS SEC SAYS

*JEAN-PIERRE: NO EVIDENCE OF CYBERATTACK AT THIS POINT

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 11, 2023

And now domestic departures halts will extend 30 minutes until 0930 ET.

*US FAA DOMESTIC DEPARTURES PAUSE EXTENDED TO 9:30 AM ET: CBS

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 11, 2023

Hmmm. 

*BIDEN: FAA EXPECTS IN A FEW HOURS TO HAVE A SENSE OF CAUSE

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 11, 2023

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Update (0730ET):

FAA ordered all airlines to halt domestic departures until 0900 ET. 

Update 3: The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage.⁰⁰The FAA has ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information.

— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) January 11, 2023

So far, 1,366 flights have been delayed within, into, or out of the US, flight tracking website FlightAware showed. Another 108 were canceled. 

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Update (0719ET): 

“The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage … some functions are beginning to come back online, National Airspace System operations remain limited,” FAA tweeted.

Cleared Update No. 2 for all stakeholders: ⁰⁰The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage. ⁰⁰While some functions are beginning to come back on line, National Airspace System operations remain limited.

— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) January 11, 2023

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Early Wednesday morning, the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) system that notifies pilots about hazards or any changes to airport facility services suffered an outage that might result in a nationwide grounding. 

The FAA wrote in an advisory update that its NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) system had “failed.” The aviation agency provided no immediate estimate for when it would return online. 

“THE FAA is experiencing an outage that is impacting the update of NOTAMS. All flights are unable to be released at this time,” the FAA said in a statement.

In a statement to NBC News, the FAA said, “Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.” 

So far, 1,162 flights have been delayed within, into, or out of the US, flight tracking website FlightAware showed. Another 94 were canceled. 

Flights are being grounded nationwide. 

Just an FYI if you are planning to fly today (as I sit on a plane I boarded at 5am), FAA’s NOTAM system is down and basically all planes within and coming in and out of the U.S. are grounded. Our pilot says they have no idea when it will be functioning again. So. pic.twitter.com/4iW11Ns2vr

— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) January 11, 2023

BREAKING NEWS: 🚨🚨
Dozens of flights have been delayed at Charleston International airport due to a FAA computer malfunction.
We haven’t seen any flights leave Charleston in the past 40-45 minutes.
Tune into @ABCNews4 for the latest updates #Working4You pic.twitter.com/kcZugsJaqo

— Sean Mahoney (@SeanMahoneyTV) January 11, 2023

It’s probably not a good time to fly this morning. 

BREAKING: Widespread U.S. flight delays expected after critical FAA system goes down; agency currently working on getting it back online pic.twitter.com/DVQAw4nsTE

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 11, 2023

Passengers are beginning to complain on social media about delayed flights. 

FAA computer outage has grounded flights nationwide this morning. Boarded at 5:30AM as the first flight of the day. Currently delayed indefinitely. Idk if I’ll be making this cruise out of Florida… 😢🌴🚢 pic.twitter.com/SBy8q2sD2N

— Stephanie Grindley (@StephanieGTV) January 11, 2023

FAA outage also affecting flights abroad. Our flight from FCO – PHL is halted on the runway.

— Allie Evans (@whattheklutz) January 11, 2023

The FAA has grounded all flights due to a computer outage. Sitting on a plane @EWRairport on @UnitedAirlines pic.twitter.com/Rlq5OBmiJd

— Alan Smith (@alan_f_smith) January 11, 2023

Currently sitting on the runway and am seeing that the FAA is grounding all flights in the US for a system outage…

if yal gone cancel, do it now so I can go get back in my bed 😩🙏🏽

— Jay Dub (@TheSweetest_Jay) January 11, 2023

Sitting in DCA, they just told us there is a nation-wide FAA outage. No flights are moving anywhere. Anyone have any clue what’s going on?

— GChris (@GChris65) January 11, 2023

@AmericanAir I’ve been sitting on a full plane at the gate at LAX for 2+ hours for a system issue with the FAA. When will this be resolved? #flightdelay

— Lynn (@birdsonglynn1) January 11, 2023

*Developing 

Tyler Durden
Wed, 01/11/2023 – 09:00

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