FAA Issues Could Have Been A Human Error
Two government sources allege that at least one, maybe two, of the eight contractors could have made the edit that crashed the system.
On Wednesday, many travelers were stranded after software failed and forced the Federal Aviation Administration to ground thousands of flights.
The software is 30-years-old but an update is not scheduled for another six years. It runs the ‘Notice to Air Missions Systems’ which sends pilots vital information needed to operate in the sky.
After the FAA was able to get planes flying again, a government official said a corrupted file was to blame and it affected both the primary and the backup NOTAM systems.
Investigators are attempting to find out if human error or malice is the actual culprit for corrupting the system. Only eight contract employees had access to it. Two government sources allege that at least one, maybe two, of those contractors could have made the edit that crashed the system.
President Biden ordered an investigation which is currently on-going.