Hawaiian Air not the only carrier to experience tech 'error,' says FAA
The issue stemmed from certain jets with Rockwell Collins Satellite Navigation Systems.
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines says all flights are operational and the tech issue is fixed after it had to ground some interisland flights this past weekend. But apparently, it's not the only carrier that experienced those issues.
The airline says it's a software problem that interrupted reception of the Global Positioning Satellite system.
Spokesperson Ann Botticelli said, "A malfunction in a Multi-Mode Receiver unit that interrupted reception of the Global Positioning Satellite system led Hawaiian Airlines to temporarily ground several of its Boeing 717 aircraft this afternoon. By 6:45 p.m. HST Hawaiian had returned eight aircraft to service while working to have its full fleet restored...The airline has determined that the fault occurred in MMR units that had been upgraded over the past several months as part of an FAA-mandate."
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the same glitch that grounded Hawaiian Airlines flights affected other airlines as well. The issue stemmed from certain jets with Rockwell Collins Satellite Navigation Systems.
Air carriers in North America and Europe reported to the FAA the systems were displaying ‘error’ messages. The FAA says the problem may be from a software update.