The FAA orders airlines to pause departures after a system outage

Shannon Stapleton | Reuters

Hundreds of US flights were delayed Wednesday morning after the Federal Aviation Administration suffered an outage in the system that sends messages to pilots.

The FAA said on its website that domestic departures would be paused until 9:30 a.m. ET. The agency said it was working to restore the warning system to the air mission system.

The White House said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had briefed President Joe Biden on the outage. “There is no evidence of a cyberattack at this time, but the president directed the DOT to conduct a full investigation into the causes,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. he said in a tweet.

More than 1,200 US flights were delayed as of 7:25 a.m. ET Wednesday, according to FlightAware.

“This technology issue is causing significant operational delays throughout the National Airspace System,” said Airlines for America, an industry group representing major U.S. airlines, including delta, american, united, southwest And others.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas he said in a tweet that arriving and departing passengers should expect delays throughout the day.

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