Vineeta Upadhyay, Joint GM (ATM-ATFM) at Airports Authority of India said, "We regulate the traffic for Delhi, Mumbai and other airports which require our services by giving them a calculate take-off time which is a ground delay programme, but in cases on exigencies and contingencies when the airport has a total gridlock because of weather or maybe a planned closer also then what we do is, we put a ground stop
programme that no aircraft is cleared for a constraint airport till we give them a go ahead that they can take off".
Southwest said it had an "internal ground stop
" for about 40 minutes and that "scattered flight delays are anticipated." It advised customers to check its web site for updates.
Southwest said it lifted an internal ground stop
at 7:05 Eastern that had been implemented for about 40 minutes.
"Southwest Airlines has issued a ground stop
this morning as a result of a technology outage involving a vendor that provides aircraft weight and balance data," (https://www.southwest.com/) Southwest said in a statement.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop
for flights destined for New York's LaGuardia Airport on Friday morning before lifting it about an hour later.
'However, we still have a ground stop
in place at other airports departing for Newark until a backlog of arrivals can be cleared.
A drone briefly disrupted air traffic Tuesday at Newark airport, one of New York's three major hubs for air traffic, US officials said.There were no further drones sighted, and arrivals were allowed to resume after a "short" suspension, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told AFP.The FAA ordered a ground stop
for other flights heading to Newark, however, until the "backlog" of arrivals landing at the airport were cleared."Around 5:00 pm, we received two reports from incoming flights into Newark that a drone was sighted at about 3,500 feet (1,070 meters) above Teterboro," another nearby airport in New Jersey, the spokesman added.Drones have caused a growing number of flight disruptions in recent weeks.
The explosion impacted subway service in the area and caused a brief ground stop
at LaGuardia Airport, which experienced power outages.
The Atlanta Airport said in a tweet that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) "has set a ground stop
for flights into ATL due to the outage," which means that flights coming into the airport are held at departure airports.
The company, which operates flights out of Edinburgh, Heathrow and Manchester, has since said the "ground stop
has been lifted and limited departures are resuming" but that "delays and cancellations continue".
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) requested a ground stop
for all traffic in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago OaHare (ORD) and Miami (MIA) due to technical problems with their computer system.
Aerial monitoring will help the security personnel on the ground stop