(CTN News) – Earlier this week, United Airlines briefly grounded its fleet across the country, the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration announced.
In an interview with News, the FAA confirmed that the airline had requested ground stop for safety reasons.
“We are experiencing a system-wide technical issueholding all aircraft at their departure airports as a result,” United Airlines stated in a statement.
In the meantime, flights that have already taken offto their destinations as planned. We are currently investigating the matter and will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.
According to a statement issued by the United Airlines FAA on X, the website that was formerly Twitter, around 1:50 pm ET, the airline lifted the ground stop for flights in the United States andat the request of the FAA.
same time, the airline said in a statement that the ground stop lifted.
In a subsequent statement, United Airlines announced that it had discovered a solution to the technology issue, andThe airline is working with impacted customers to ensure that they reach their destinations as soon as possible.
It’s not the first time this year that commercial Unitedthe United States been grounded due to technological problems.
The Federal Aviation Administration experienced a computer outage in January, which resulted in a delay in departures for all U.S. flights for several hours.
It was reported at the time that the delays that affected thousands of flightsthe result of a fault in the Notice to Air Missions system, or provides pilots with the pertinent information they need the air.
Earlier this year, the FAA ordered a ground stop for the D.C. area airports because of problems with a communication system at a facility that controls air traffic in Virginia. As soon as less than an hour had passed since departureshalted, the FAA announced that flights to area airports had resumed.