FAA: IT problem causes flights to be suspended in the United States

The FAA, Federal Aviation Administration declared just this morning a computer problem due to a failure in the computerized communications system. As a result, all flights within and beyond the country are canceled until 9am EST.

The NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions), a service used by pilots to get information on the routes flown, is now being repaired. Although the FAA has managed to restore some functions, in general its operations remain limited. In any case, it is making progress on restoring its air mission warning system following an overnight outage. Departures are resuming at several airports and more are expected to follow on schedule.

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There are currently more than 4,000 flights within, in, and out of the United States, and more than 700 have been canceled . This morning, therefore, the busiest airspace in the world, the one over the United States, closed its skies to communications. All this causing serious inconvenience for people and passengers waiting, especially in eastern America. The local press reports a disaster heralded by the situation already present earlier today. Looking at flight tracking websites, it was very clear to see flights clustered around many US cities. Without any of these taking off.

As for the nationwide investigation, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Joe Biden is already aware of the situation. Despite no evidence of a cyber attack , the president has asked the US Department of Transportation to conduct a full investigation into the causes.

A total of 21,464 flights were scheduled at U.S. airports today, according to aviation analyst firm Cirium. In all departures comprised a total of 2.9 million seats.

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