What We Know So Far

US rules out cyberattack as flights are suspended: What we know so far

FAA is still working to fully restore the system (Representative)

Operations are slowly resuming after flights across the US were suspended due to a glitch in the US regulator FAA’s computer system. The White House has denied any evidence of a cyberattack “at this time”.

Here’s what we know so far:

  1. The US Federal Aviation Administration said flight operations were gradually resuming and it expected departures to resume at airports at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

  2. At least 5,400 flights were grounded and more than 550 canceled in the US on Wednesday, according to online flight tracker FlightAware.

  3. The FAA lifted a ground stop order that halted all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

  4. 21,000 flights scheduled to take off in the US today

  5. The FAA says some functions of the Aviation Mission Notification system are starting to go online again.

  6. The system warns pilots of hazards or any changes to airport facility services and related procedures.

  7. The FAA is still working to fully restore the system and there is no current estimated time for full recovery.

  8. The flight regulator has activated the hotline.

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