All departing flights in the US grounded due to major FAA system outage

Jan 11, 2023 in "Air Travel"

Posted: Wednesday January 11, 2023 8:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

UPDATE 9:00am ET. Statement from the FAA

Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the United States following an overnight outage to the FAA’s Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system that provides safety information to flight crews. The ground stop has been lifted. The agency continues to look into the cause of the initial problem.

Original Article:

The Federal Aviation Administration is grounding all US flight departures until 9am ET January 11 2023 due to a major systems outage.

As a result of the outage, there are significant delays across the country, with flight tracking site Flightaware currently showing more than 3500 flight delays.

The east coast is suffering from the highest level of delays, with New York, Washington DC, and Miami among the most heavily impacted.

At Orlando International Airport, there are 199 flight delays as of 8:30am. MCO said in a tweet, "Please check with your airline directly for the most up-to-date flight information prior to your travels and follow @FAANews for the latest update in regards to their system outage."

Flights traveling to the US appear to be continuing as normal, with flights successfully departing from the United Kindom and France this morning.

The latest update from the FAA at 8:20am says, "The FAA is making progress in restoring its Notice to Air Missions system following an overnight outage. Departures are resuming at @EWRairport and @ATLairport due to air traffic congestion in those areas. We expect departures to resume at other airports at 9 a.m. ET."

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mktJan 11, 2023

DrdcmJan 11, 2023

Somehow Disney is to blame. I don’t know how, but my guess would be that Mickey must be rummaging around in the electrical equipment at the FAA - like a true rodent.

monothingieJan 11, 2023

GringrinngghostJan 11, 2023

CaptainAmericaJan 11, 2023