FAA says flight computers working again

FAA officials say failed computers that delayed flights across the country are now working again. The air traffic controllers union says the computer failure involved both of the Federal Aviation Administration's

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2014, 9:41 PM

Updated 3,648 days ago

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FAA says flight computers working again
FAA officials say failed computers that delayed flights across the country are now working again.
The air traffic controllers union says the computer failure involved both of the Federal Aviation Administration's computer centers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta.
Officials at Westchester County Airport say the computer glitch caused only minimal delays locally.
"Our flights were coming in and out fairly on time and we've caught up to our original time," says Pete Scherrer, who manages the airport.
Even though the FAA said Thursday the problem had been solved, Doug Church, a spokesman for the National Air Traffic Controllers Union, said controllers were still entering flight plans manually into computers in some locations.
The computers at the two centers, which handle flight plans for air traffic throughout the country, broke down early Thursday.
AP wire services were used in this report.
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