Computer Problems Causes Flight Delays

Event Year: 2008 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Transportation

Computer problems at a Federal Aviation Administration center outside of Atlanta caused delays at some major airports across the country, including Boston, Atlanta and Chicago.  The problem was a failure of a processing system that handles flight plans filed by the airlines before their aircraft take off.  As a result of the failure, processing was shifted to a backup system in Salt Lake City.  For several hours holds on arriving traffic at othe Logan and Hartsfield.  The holds were later lifted, However, There were significant flight delays in Boston, Atlanta and Chicago airports.


As a result of the system failure, flights were delayed significantly at some major airports around the country including Boston, Atlanta and Chicago.