Washington, Pretr. The smooth operation of flights in the US resumed on Thursday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tweeted that there were no flight delays or cancellations on Thursday morning. Flights were grounded for about five hours on Wednesday morning due to a technical glitch in the FAA’s system. A total of 11,300 flights were affected during this period. Several thousand flights were delayed while more than a thousand had to be cancelled.
no evidence of cyber attack
Meanwhile, the White House has said that there is no evidence of any cyber attack on the FAA’s systems. On Wednesday, about forty percent of the flights of major US airlines such as Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines were either delayed or canceled. Due to this, after the suspension of air services in the whole country, the possibility of cyber attack was being expressed. White House Press Secretary Kirin Jean Pierre made it clear that there was no evidence of a cyber attack on the FAA.
Joe Biden ordered an inquiry
However, President Joe Biden has instructed the Technical Department to thoroughly investigate the matter. FAA officials said a preliminary investigation revealed a problem with a database file on their system. This database file affected the main system and the backup system, which led to the issue.
Flight service was stalled across America
According to the FAA, there were problems with the system that informed pilots about threat perception and changes in airport facilities and procedures. He further informed that several attempts were also made to fix the Notice to Air Mission (NOTAM) system, however it has now been completely fixed.
Edited By: Mahen Khanna