Domestic departures gradually resume after FAA restores its safety system
Air traffic has resumed, but delays are still piling up, after the FAA halted all departures on Wednesday morning. A system for alerting pilots and airports of real-time hazards, called NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions), failed overnight.
Here's what we know:
- As of 12:30 pm ET on Wednesday, more than 7,000 flights within, into or out of the U.S. had been delayed and more than 1,140 others were canceled.
- The White House said there was "no evidence of a cyberattack" as officials called for investigations into the FAA.
- The incident came on the heels of a previous round of flight delays and cancellations, partially caused by Southwest Airlines.