FAA System Outage – All Flights Were Grounded, WH Says ‘No Evidence Of A Cyberattack’

On Wednesday, after the FAA grounded all flights ’till 9:00am, the White House commented and said the action was not taken due to a cyberattack.

In a Tweet, White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre said “The President has bee briefed by the Secretary of Transportation this morning on the FAA system outage. There is no evidence of a cyberattack at this point, but the President directed DOT to conduct a full investigation into the causes. The FAA will provide regular updates.”

A failure in FAA software caused the agency to prohibit all flights from taking off until 9:00am EST. The system at the center of the development is the “notice to Air Missions” systems.

According to the FAA, the shutdown will “allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information.” By 8:00 am, there were more than 21,000 domestic and 1,840 international flights impacted.

Delays in flights began around 6:30 am on Wednesday. The delays continued to be in place ’till 9:00 am.

This is a developing story.