On 12 Jan 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experienced a widespread system outage that caused major disruptions to air travel across the United States. The outage affected the FAA’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, which directs and coordinates aircraft movement in the airspace.
As a result of the FAA outage, flights were grounded or delayed at airports across the country. The FAA implemented a ground stop for all flights headed to the affected airports, which meant that flights already in the air were allowed to land, but no new flights were allowed to take off. This caused widespread cancellations and delays for travelers, with some flights being rerouted to alternative airports.
What have they updated on FAA Outage?
According to the FAA, they are working to resolve the issue quickly, but it took several hours to restore the system. At the time of the outage, the FAA announced that they would conduct a full investigation to know the root cause of the outage and take steps to prevent similar outages from happening in the future.
FAA tweeted, “The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System. We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.”
Later FAA tweeted, “The 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.” Now the US paused all domestic flights till 9 AM.
The Passengers are facing due to an FAA outage. More than 760 flights were delayed, and 91 flights were canceled. Many passengers are waiting at airports because flights have landed at the nearest airports due to FAA Outage. They are very concerned about the situation and will continue tweeting FAA to know the updates on US Flights.