The ban on the departure of aircraft introduced after a failure in the pilot notification system has been lifted, according to the press service of the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) official twitter account on January 11.
“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. We continue to look into the cause of the initial problem.” As stated by the FAA.
As a result of the failure, more than 5 thousand domestic flights were postponed in the United States, while 900 flights were canceled.
The FAA reported on the occurrence of failures in the operation of the pilot warning system. As a result, there were difficulties in the operation of the national air traffic control system. The failure concerned the NOTAM alert system, which should inform pilots in real time about the dangers of flight, as well as about possible restrictions.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency