'Old tech and damaged database' to blame for FAA outage

Legacy infrastructure grounded flights across the USA

Tom Allen
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'Old tech and damaged database' to blame for FAA outage

An error in a Notice to Air Missions system, which grounded flights across the USA earlier this week, was caused by a damaged database file, the Federal Aviation Administration has said.

First called a 'glitch', the error in the NOTAM system, which alerts pilots of potential hazards along a flight route, grounded more than 13,400 flights on Wednesday, with more than 2,300 cancelled...

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