Flight Delays Don't Affect Easterwood

By: Associated Press/KBTX Staff Email
By: Associated Press/KBTX Staff Email

There are no delays Tuesday at Easterwood Airport in College Station despite flight delays across the country, according to airport officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a communication failure at a Georgia facility that processes flight plans for the eastern half of the U.S. is causing flight delays.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says there are no safety issues
and officials are still able to speak to pilots on planes on the
ground and in the air.

She says she doesn't know how many flights are being affected.
Bergen says the problem that occurred Tuesday afternoon involves
an FAA facility in Hampton, Ga., south of Atlanta, that processes
flight plans.

She says there has been a failure in a communication
link that transmits the data to a similar facility in Salt Lake City.

As a result, the Salt Lake City facility has to process those
flight plans, causing delays.

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