A national ground stop has been issued by the FAA for all aircraft destined to any airport in Florida.
An equipment issue is forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to order a national ground stop for Airport such as Miami Fort Lauderdale.
Air traffic control centers use the computer system En Route Automation Modernization to manage aircraft in the skies. The problem Monday stems from an ERAM issue, the FAA added.
- UPDATE The FAA tells the problem is with a system at Miami Center “that is being resolved.”
- UPDATE Departure delay 90 mins (and increasing) at Miami Airport.
- UPDATE departures halted from Orlando, Miami and Fort Aluderdale.
BREAKING: National Groundstop for all aircraft destined for ANY airport in Florida “due to equipment”
— JAKE WELTY (@avgeekjake) January 2, 2023
The FAA indicated flights to and from six major airports in the southern half of Florida were suspended until further notice.
As of March 27, 2015, En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) has replaced the 40-year-old En Route Host computer and backup system used at 20 FAA Air Route Traffic Control Centers nationwide.
ERAM technology is the heart of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and the pulse of the National Airspace System (NAS), helping to advance our transition from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management.
ERAM is vital to the future of air navigation, providing the foundational platform required for FAA to enable NextGen solutions, via modernization programs such as System Wide Information Management, Data Communications, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast.