Multiple news reports confirm that flights across the country have been delayed due to an outage in the FAA’s systems.
The NOTAM system that alerts pilots to hazards and changes to airport facilities and procedures has stopped working, forcing all domestic flights to be delayed until at least 9 a.m. ET or until the system is restored. The delay will allow the agency to verify the integrity of the flight and safety information.
More than 760 flights were delayed within, into, or out of the United States as of 6:30 a.m. ET (1130 GMT) on Wednesday, flight-tracking website FlightAware showed for unspecified reasons. Another 91 flights were canceled within, into, out of, or outside the country.
“The FAA is still working to fully restore the Notification of Air Tasks (NOTAM) system following the outage. While some functionality is beginning to be restored, the National Airspace System remains limited in its operations,” the FAA said on Twitter.
In an early advisory on its website, the FAA said its NOTAM system had “failed,” although NOTAMs issued before the outage were still visible.
According to available reports, 21,464 flights were scheduled to depart from US airports on Wednesday, carrying nearly 2.9 million passengers.