Morning After: FAA accidentally deleted files, grounding all US flights.


The FAA suspended all domestic departures in the United States on the morning of January 11 because the NOTAM or air mission notification system failed. Now we know why: deleted files. Contractors working on the FAA’s NOTAM system appear to have accidentally deleted some important files. Thousands of US flights have been delayed and canceled because of this. This issue has also affected military flights that rely in part on FAA NOTAMs. Pilots had to make phone calls to request potential flight hazards.

Apparently those contractors were synchronizing the primary and backup databases when they “unintentionally deleted files” that turned out to be necessary to keep the alert system running. The FAA reiterated that “so far we have found no evidence of a cyberattack or malicious intent.” We have all accidentally deleted files. It did not ground flights across the entire country.

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