A ground stop on all Air Canada and Rouge flights worldwide has been lifted about an hour after that was first issued by Federal Aviation Administration.
According to a statement from Air Canada, the airline experienced a temporary “technical issue” with its communicator system, which it says is used to communicate with aircraft and monitor operational performance.
The Stop was issued at approximately 11:20 a.m. eastern time, with FAA citing a request from the airline. It was suspended at 12:15 p.m. ET.
The airline said it had been “limited delays” as a result of the problem but the system is now “returning to normal” with the “preventive” ground stop lifted.
At present, the extent of these delays is not yet clear.
According to data from Cirium, an airline analytics firm, there were a total of 1,047 Air Canada flights booked for Thursday. About 15 Air Canada flights were canceled as of 1 p.m. ET Thursday, according to Cirium, but it’s unclear if any of those canceled flights were directly linked to the ground stop.
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