Air services were severely affected due to a glitch in the Notice to Air Mission System (NOTAM) of the US Federal Aviation Administration. Hundreds of flights were delayed here.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, an advisory from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center caused the NOTAM to malfunction. Technical experts are currently working to fix it. Let us tell you that for the first time in history, there has been a fault in the Notice to Air Mission system.
Let us know what is the Notice to Air Mission System (NOTAM) due to which flights were stopped in the US. What does the aviation expert have to say on why NOTAM failed? What is being done to fix this? How did the US administration react to the matter?
What is NOTAM that caused flights to stop in the US?
Notice to Air Mission System is a type of communication system, with the help of which important information is sent to the cabin crew present in the flight. It is a very secret information system, which it is very difficult to break into.
Under the Notice to Air Mission System, very sensitive and important information is sent to the pilot of the aircraft such as weather, volcanic eruption, airspace restrictions, any parachute jump, rocket launch, and military exercises.
So that the aircraft does not face any untoward incident during air travel. Also, with this information system, the pilot of the aircraft is informed about the condition of the airports such as snowfall, disturbances in the lights, or the presence of any bird on the runway.
The US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice to Air mission system alerts pilots and other flight personnel to hazards or any changes to airport facility services.
Through this, normal processes are also updated. Today no information was being shared through this. Because of this, airlines were stalled all over America. All flights remained on the ground.
What does the aviation expert have to say on why NOTAM failed?
On the NOTAM case, aviation expert Sanjay Jain said that initial cyber attack was not confirmed in this, but it cannot be denied either. Because America’s relations with China and Russia have not been good in the past.
It is possible that hackers are trying to attack as a trial to see how widespread it can be. Such incidents have come to the fore in many areas in the US in the recent past.