Today’s equipment glitch at the Federal Aviation Administration, which disrupted a number of air traffic management services, was not the result of a cyber attack, the FAA said.
A router problem, which occurred early this morning, lasted for four hours. The failure was attributed to a software configuration problem within the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure, or FTI, in Salt Lake City, the agency said. The National Airspace Data Interchange Network, which processes flight planning, was affected because it relies on the FTI services.
A team of technical and safety experts is investigating the outage.