the News agency AP writes that the problem affected airports in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami and Detroit. According to The Hill, says the us aviation authority (FAA) to five airlines affected by problems with computer systems:
”Several airlines are experiencing a problem with a planning system for the aircraft's weight - and balansprogram called Aerodata”, a program that the FAA itself does not control and which they describe as necessary to plan the flights.
Details about an aircraft's weight and how the weight is distributed on board is required before a flight can start. Such calculations must also be approved by the flygbolagssändare in a separate office. Which does not work if communications or computer system crashes, writes Bloomberg.
United Airlines writes on Twitter that the outage is affecting their ability to communicate with the paperwork. The airline has 150 delays on their domestic flights, United Express. At 9 o'clock in the morning local time, had Southwest Airlines 585 delay of flights, and the airline JetBlue had 199 delays.
Delta Airlines announces that they were affected by the extensive system downtime. In the afternoon wrote on Twitter that they are working to resolve the issue but that there is no reliable forecast yet.
Despite the fact that the problems according to the FAA only lasted 48 minutes, it was already at 14.30-the time has affected over 1,800 flights, CNN reported. Many travelers remained fixed on the ground, since many departures must now be planned.
the Problems should now be resolved according to the magazine Bloomberg.
this is The second time in less than a week that technical problems affecting the air traffic in the united states. Last week, including the Washington Post that a technical fault caused delays for thousands of travelers in the united states and Canada on Tuesday.