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12218664299?profile=RESIZE_400xUnited Airlines said last week that a software update triggered a ‘glitch’ that forced it to halt flight departures nationwide, briefly crippling the US biggest airline carrier on a busy holiday travel window.  US federal officials said United crews had been unable to contact airline dispatchers through normal means.  “A software update caused a widespread slowdown in United’s technology systems,” United said in a statement.  The airline said it was not a cybersecurity issue.[1]

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10944569486?profile=RESIZE_400xYesterday, the US Transportation Secretary said on a national news media outlet that the federal government is not prepared to rule out the possibility that a cyber-attack as behind the recent shutdown of the FAA's air traffic safety alert computer system on Wednesday morning.

The week ago, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) discovered there was a “bug” in the NOTAM warning system on the night of 10 January and attempted a full reboot to fix the problem.  The reboot did not work.  The

10929245869?profile=RESIZE_400xWith the terrible flight issues with Southwest Airlines during the recent holidays in the rearview mirror, there now has been another airline shutdown, which the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is calling an “outage.”  An overnight computer outage late on 10 January 2023 at the FAA lead to widespread flight delays and disruptions which is now cascading into hundreds of flight delays.  This just like a few weeks ago.[1] 

The FAA said the “outage” was in the Notice to Air Missions system,