A number of information reviews have confirmed that flights throughout the nation have been delayed resulting from an FAA system outage.
The NOTAM system that alerts pilots to hazards and adjustments to airport amenities and procedures has stopped working, forcing all home departures to be delayed at the least till 9 am EST or till the system is restored. The delay will permit the company to validate the integrity of flight and security data.
Greater than 760 flights had been delayed inside, into, or out of the US as of Wednesday 6:30 am ET (1130 GMT), flight monitoring web site FlightAware confirmed, with out citing causes. One other 91 flights had been canceled inside, into, or overseas.
“The FAA continues to be working to totally restore the Discover to Air Missions (NOTAM) system following an outage. Whereas some capabilities are starting to come back again on line, Nationwide Airspace System operations stay restricted,” the FAA mentioned on Twitter.
In an earlier advisory on its web site, the FAA mentioned its NOTAM system had “failed,” though NOTAMs issued earlier than the outage had been nonetheless viewable.
In keeping with obtainable reviews, 21,464 flights are scheduled to depart airports in the US on Wednesday, with a carrying capability of almost 2.9 million passengers.