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Flights grounded across the United States due to FAA system outage


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The United States was facing another major aviation disruption on Wednesday as the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a halt to all domestic flight departures after the system providing pilots with pre-flight safety notices went offline.
The FAA said in a statement it had ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time while it tried to restore its NOTAMS -- or Notice to Air Missions -- system.
"We are performing final validation checks and repopulating the system now," an earlier FAA statement said. "Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.
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FAA lifts grounding order for US flights


NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is lifting a ground stop on flights across the U.S. following a computer outage early Wednesday that resulted in thousands of delays quickly cascading through the system at airports nationwide.

Earlier in the morning the FAA ordered all U.S. flights to delay departures until at least 9 a.m. Eastern. Due to heavy congestion, the FAA cleared flights to depart at Newark Liberty and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airports. 




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Its impossible to say, yet, whether this was a cyber attack to NOTAMS, and for us old un's it used to Notice To Air Men, not Missions.


But unless you have worked in the airline industry you have no idea how many of the systems we use are old, and I mean really old, and support can be patchy.


So I'm hoping this was just a run of the mill system failure and not an attack from Mad Vlad

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