The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said the glitch in US Federal Aviation Administration’s system had no impact on flights from India to the United States. The technical failure in the US FAA system saw hundreds of flights across the US being grounded, leading to chaos at airports.
A senior DGCA official said operations were normal at all the airports in India and as of now there was no impact on flights from India to the US.
“Operations are normal at all the airports in India and as of now there is no impact on flights from India to the US amid a glitch in US Federal Aviation Administration’s system,” ANI quoted a senior DGCA official as saying.
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FlightAware, which tracks delays and cancellations, showed nearly 1,200 flights to, from and within the United States as being delayed.
The FAA said there was a problem with the system that alerts pilots to potential hazards on flight routes.
The FAA said in a statement it had ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 am Eastern Time while it tried to restore its NOTAMS — or Notice to Air Missions — system.
US President Joe Biden has been briefed about the outage, and the White House said there was no evidence of a cyberattack “at this point”.