Monday, February 6, 2023

A computer error sparks chaos in aviation in the United States, crippling all commercial flights in the country

Chaos has gripped the US airline industry after it ordered the grounding of all commercial flights due to a widespread system failure. has caused Thousands of aircraft and passengers are stranded Being able to fly without having to land in airports around the world.

As of 7 a.m. (1:00 p.m. Spanish time), more than 1,200 flights to or from within the US were delayed, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. was already an hour later 3,700 delayed flights and another 640 were cancelled.

It all started when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that the United States Air Mission Notification (NOTAM) system was failing and announced the temporary grounding of all aircraft in the country. “The FAA is still working to fully restore the Air Mission Alert System.”

The NOTAM to All Air Mission, or NOTAM, system informs pilots about conditions related to flight status and is required before the aircraft can take off. It is responsible for sending real-time flight hazards and restrictions to pilots. These include everything from information about whether the airport is under construction to whether the airspace is temporarily blocked.

Previously, these systems were available through hotlines, but with the advent of the Internet, they have changed, so failures are generalized to all computers and instantly.

7 A.m. Plane In The United States.

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An official said the software problem developed last night and caused a series of failures, which culminated in the outage this morning. Meanwhile, Engineer they are working to fix the problem And identify exactly what happened, which is currently unknown.

So far we know it’s a system error and not by deliberate attack, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed in a tweet that President Joe Biden was briefed, saying “there is no evidence of a cyberattack at this time.”

The latest FAA announcement states that flights are resuming their activity And the hold signal has been removed for the time being. Despite the fact that in this case the airlines are not responsible for the problem, they have apologized to their customers during the last hours: “An FAA interruption is affecting all flights including all airlines. We sincerely appreciate your patience.” do while they work to solve it”, Famous American Airlines.

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