Cantwell Statement on FAA System Outage

January 11, 2023

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement after an outage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice of Air Missions (NOTAM) system:

“The number one priority is safety. As the Committee prepares for FAA reauthorization legislation, we will be looking into what caused this outage and how redundancy plays a role in preventing future outages. The public needs a resilient air transportation system.”