CHICAGO (CBS) — Technical issues with a software system called Aerodata caused delays for several airlines nationwide Monday morning.
The Federal Aviation Administration told CBS News several carriers were “experiencing issues with a flight planning weight and balance program called Aerodata. Mainline operations and regional operations” were being “impacted to varying degrees.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
Southwest Airlines issued a ground stop for all its flights for about 40 minutes, due to a technology issue with a vendor that provides aircraft weight and balance data. The ground stop was lifted around 6:30 a.m., and flights were resuming with delays.
United Airlines also experienced computer problems, and said it was working to get passengers in the air as soon as possible.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue also reported delays tied to a computer outage.
According to the Chicago Department of Aviation, only a handful of flight cancellations were reported Monday morning.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
There were 23 cancelled flights at O’Hare International Airport as of 7:30 a.m., and 16 at Midway International Airport. It was unclear how many of those, if any, were related to the computer issues.