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Offline KB4TEZ

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PBIA experiencing 'extensive' flight delays, cancellations
« on: January 04, 2021, 04:52:13 PM »
https://cbs12.com/news/local/pbia-experiencing-extensive-flight-delays-cancellations

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Palm Beach International Airport is experiencing "extensive" delays and cancellations due to the temporary closure of the FAA JAX Center in Hilliard.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A day after someone at the Jacksonville Air Traffic Control Center in Hilliard tested positive for COVID-19, News4Jax learned the center closed Monday evening for cleaning.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the center will be closed from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Aircraft will be routed around the airspace or handled by underlying facilities while the cleaning takes place.

A tweet from Jacksonville International Airport says the closure “may cause extensive delays and/or cancellations. Travelers should check with their airlines.”

News4Jax aviation expert Ed Booth called the closure “totally unprecedented.”

“It has been open for 80 years now,” Booth said. “And as far as I can tell, and I’ve been flying around here for 43 years, it has not closed in those 80 years. So this is a historic event.”

A spokesperson for the FAA said the Hilliard facility covers flights from the panhandle to Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa. It also covers flights in Southeast Georgia and parts of South Carolina.




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Re: PBIA experiencing 'extensive' flight delays, cancellations
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 02:10:34 AM »
flight delay cancellation may be effected on services such as
Aircraft Fuel Uplift, Global Ground Handling