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FAA confirms system outage causing grounded flights

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FAA confirms system outage causing grounded flights

Jack Birle

January 11, 07:25 AM January 11, 07:25 AM

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The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a system outage is affecting flights across the U.S. Wednesday morning.

The Notice to Air Missions System, or NOTAMs, which sends out essential notices to pilots, has been needed to be reloaded according to the agency, with several airlines confirming issues with flights being given clearance to depart.

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“The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage. While some functions are beginning to come back on line, National Airspace System operations remain limited,” the agency said in a tweet just before 7 a.m. EST.

United Airlines and Southwest Airlines both confirmed the issues would affect flight operations, with the former saying all domestic flights had been “temporarily delayed” pending more information from the FAA.

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More than 100 flights into, within, or out of the U.S. have been canceled and more than 1,200 have been delayed Wednesday, per FlightAware.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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