It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
DEVELOPING: A computer glitch is causing flights to be delayed nationwide Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed.
The problems are with retrieving flight plans from FAA computer systems, a spokeswoman said.
"We are having a problem processing flight plan information," the FAA's Kathleen Bergen explained in a prepared statement. "We are investigating the cause of the problem. We are processing flight plans manually and expect some delays."
The technical difficulties weren't affecting air traffic control's systems, she said.
Controllers "have radio coverage a
Originally posted by RadiatorOfTheLight
This is interesting. powell, how can yoiu assume they're "probably Chinese or North Korean..." ?? But indeed, i'll be eager to read up on why this happened.. i agree about hacker, first thing that came to my mind. I didnt assume any particular race though lol...
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- A computer system in Atlanta, Georgia, that pilots use to file flight plans was not working properly Thursday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said there are problems processing flight plans and that air traffic controllers are having to enter the plans manually. That means there are going to be "some delays" until the issue is resolved, she said.
The extent of the problem was not immediately clear. The information in the network is required to launch planes expeditiously.
Airplane safety is not affected, the FAA said. Planes in the air have radar coverage and communication, according to the FAA.
The system -- the National Airspace Data Interchange Network, or NADIN -- appears to be the same one that failed in August 2008. The FAA said flight plans are being processed through the network's Salt Lake City, Utah office.
Brown also said there are weather delays in the Northeast.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
Anybody else notice the HUGE push for cyber-security?
"We are having a problem processing flight plan information," the FAA's Kathleen Bergen explained in a prepared statement. "We are processing flight plans manually and expect some delays." Bergen said she didn't know how many flights were affected, but the cause was being investigated. The technical difficulties weren't affecting air traffic control's systems, she said. Controllers "have radio coverage and communications with planes," according to Bergen. AirTran Airways said there's no danger to flights in the air, and flights are still taking off and landing. "Everything is safe in the air," said AirTran spokesman Christopher White.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Don't believe this. There is something Really odd about this.. wouldn't you say.. Think about it. FAA doesn't have a back up system.. they only use ONE system for this data.. that makes No Sense to me at all. I don't believe the official story, not for a second.