More than a thousand flights are delayed or canceled in the United States after a computer failure

A Southwest Airlines plane arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport, on December 28, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, file) (Matt York/)

More than a thousand flights are delayed or canceled at multiple points of USA after a computer outage Federal Aviation Administration.

Just before 7 a.m. Eastern time, there were nearly 1,200 delayed flights into, from, or from the United States, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

Most of the delays were concentrated on the East Coast.

The agency said it was working to restore its Air Mission Notification System.

“We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now,” the FAA said. “Operations throughout the National Airspace System are affected.”

The agency said that some functions are starting to come back online, but that “National Airspace System operations remain limited.”

United Airlines He said he had temporarily delayed all domestic flights and would issue an update once he heard more from the FAA.

The FAA is working to restore what is known as Air Mission Notification System.

NOTAMs used to be available through a telephone hotline, but this was phased out with the Internet. Alerts range from mundane information about airport construction to urgent flight restrictions or downed equipment.

Service interruption may cause generalized disorders. All aircraft must pass through the system, including commercial and military flights.

The agency stated that it would provide frequent updates as it progresses.