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FAA Adopts New Safeguards After Computer Outage Halted Flights

This was the first nationwide groundstop of departing flights since 9/11/01

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told lawmakers it had made a series of changes to prevent a repeat of a computer system outage that on Jan. 11 disrupted more than 11,000 U.S. flights.

Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen wrote in a letter dated Jan. 27, 2023, and seen by Reuters on Monday that the agency has made a change in the system to prevent a corrupt file from damaging a backup database.

Last week the FAA told lawmakers it had revoked access to a pilot messaging database by contractor personnel who unintentionally deleted files in the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) database.

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