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FAA: Ground stop issued along East Coast

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posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 07:57 PM
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Just saw this, anyone know any more?
Is it normal?
www.nbc-2.com... ed-along-east-coast#.Vc_eqPSRZAM
Posted: Aug 15, 2015 3:04 PM EST
Updated: Aug 15, 2015 3:04 PM EST



The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting a ground stop for many flights along the East Coast due to a problem at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center. A statement from an FAA representative said they are trying to diagnose an automation problem at their facility in Leesburg, Virginia. The FAA website is reporting flights to and from Baltimore-Washington International, Newark International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, New York John F. Kennedy International, New York LaGuardia International and Tampa International are experiencing delays because of the problem. Washington National, Washington Dulles International, Philadelphia International, Miami International, and the Teterboro airports have also seen delays due to the issue. As of 3 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), there are a handful of delays and cancellations, but it is unknown if those are related to the stoppage. A map indicates flights originating from or passing through those airports are currently being held on the ground. It is unclear when the problem will be solved and flights will be operating normally. Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center covers airports in the Washington-Baltimore area, New York and Philadelphia.

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posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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They've been having issues in that corridor for several hours now. It's been causing all kinds of delays, so I presume it's a way for them to stop the bleeding till they can get it fixed.



posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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There was some kind of problem with the system that processes flight plans. When Washington Center went out, there was no one to pass the flights from one center to the next down the East Coast, so they had to reroute or cancel flights. It was back up and running by 4pm, but the backlog was huge, so they're going to be hours trying to get caught up.



posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 02:38 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

www.flightradar24.com...

Air corridor looks unusually light.. The red eye flights are heavy out west.

I also notice it looks like flights are still flying around Virginia.


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posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: donlashway
Just saw this, anyone know any more?
Is it normal?
www.nbc-2.com... ed-along-east-coast#.Vc_eqPSRZAM
Posted: Aug 15, 2015 3:04 PM EST
Updated: Aug 15, 2015 3:04 PM EST



The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting a ground stop for many flights along the East Coast due to a problem at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center. A statement from an FAA representative said they are trying to diagnose an automation problem at their facility in Leesburg, Virginia. The FAA website is reporting flights to and from Baltimore-Washington International, Newark International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, New York John F. Kennedy International, New York LaGuardia International and Tampa International are experiencing delays because of the problem. Washington National, Washington Dulles International, Philadelphia International, Miami International, and the Teterboro airports have also seen delays due to the issue. As of 3 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), there are a handful of delays and cancellations, but it is unknown if those are related to the stoppage. A map indicates flights originating from or passing through those airports are currently being held on the ground. It is unclear when the problem will be solved and flights will be operating normally. Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center covers airports in the Washington-Baltimore area, New York and Philadelphia.


How convenient, that comes just days after Southwest announced low cost flights to those areas. The sale ended Thursday.



posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: WarminIndy

You're also talking about a system that was 20-30 years obsolete that is being upgraded in stages, going from 30 years old, to modern in one jump.



posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Are they actually upgrading to GPS?



posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: buckwhizzle

Yeah, they're finally doing a limited upgrade to the NextGen system. Eventually to the full system.



posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I never thought I'd see the day lol



posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: buckwhizzle

Trust me, you aren't the only one.



posted on Aug, 18 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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Big surprise. The update is what caused the problem. With the new software, controllers are able to customize a window with frequently looked at information. As it gets deleted it's purged from memory. After the last software update, this information stopped being purged from memory, so it just sat there until it filled up the memory and ate into the processor power required.

www.faa.gov...



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