American flights halted after system goes offline
Published January 11, 2023 at 7:50 am
Canadians flying in the United States were hit with another major disruption Wednesday morning.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halted all domestic departures until at least 9 a.m. Wednesday, after the NOTAMS (Notice to Air Missions) system, which provides pilots with pre-flight safety notices, went offline.
“We are performing final validation checks and repopulating the system now,” the FAA said in a statement. “Operations across the National Airspace System are affected. We will provide frequent updates as we make progress.”
Mississauga’s Pearson International Airport advised US-bound passengers to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.
Given an FAA system outage, we advise all US-bound passengers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport. https://t.co/8EcwDAKGfG
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) January 11, 2023
NOTAMS is used by commercial pilots for real-time information on flight hazards and restrictions. However, the FAA stipulates that NOTAMS should not be relied on as a primary source of information.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising