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In a hearing before the US Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) acting administrator Billy Nolen said that the agency has taken steps to help prevent a repeat of the January 11 Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system outage. Nolen told the panel, “After the incident, we implemented a synchronization delay to ensure …

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In a January 19 statement, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that according to a preliminary review, “contract personnel unintentionally deleted files while working to correct synchronization between the live primary database and a backup database. The agency has so far found no evidence of a cyber-attack or malicious intent.” The statement also notes …

Read More about FAA Statement on NOTAM Outage (January 19, 2023)

This article explains what the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system is and why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow aircraft to fly when the system is down. NOTAM provides flight crews with information that might impact an aircraft’s safety, such as weather, ground conditions, runway closures, and airspace closures. The FAA requires …

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