(Washington, DC) -- Air travel is being complicated across the U.S. this morning after all flights were grounded due to a computer outage. The FAA said on its website that its "Notice to Air Missions" computer system had failed. The system provides vital information to workers involved in flight operations.
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The FAA says it's still working to fully restore the system and has ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time.
(Washington, DC) -- Flights are expected to resume soon at the nation's airports after a computer glitch affected the Notice to Air Missions system. That's according to a tweet from the FAA which said it's "making progress" on the issue. FlightAware says more than 35-hundred flights have been delayed in the U.S. so far today while more than 500 flights have been canceled. The Notice to Air Missions system is responsible for relaying crucial information to workers involved in flight operations. When it comes to why the outage happened, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted "there is no evidence of a cyberattack at this point."
President Biden has reportedly been briefed on a computer outage that's affecting flights across the U.S. FlightAware says over 25-hundred flights have been delayed in the U.S. today, and over 14-hundred have been canceled. The travel nightmare come after a computer glitch caused an outage in the Notice to Air Missions system that provides crucial information about flight operations. The FAA says it's still working to fully restore the system and has ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time.