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FAA system outage grounds all US departing flights

United Airlines said the outage of the system that provides pilots with notices they need to read before flying is affecting its operations.

“United has temporarily delayed all domestic flights and will issue an update when we learn more from the FAA,” the airline said in a statement.

American Airlines said it is “closely monitoring the situation, which impacts all airlines, and working with the FAA to minimize disruption to our operation and customers.” 

The Notice to Air Missions system that is experiencing the outage provides “critical flight safety operation information,” according to the airline.

The association representing US airlines, Airlines for America, said the outage is “causing significant operational delays.”

The latest data from the flight tracking site FlightAware shows there are more than 1,200 flight delays nationwide, a number that has been climbing rapidly through the hour.

Source of data and images: cnn

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