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Overnight air traffic control center power outage not affecting JIA flights

10:42 AM, May 22, 2012   |    comments
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HILLIARD, Fla. -- A power failure occurred overnight at the Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working to reduce impact on Southeast flights.

According to Kathleen Bergen, Atlantic Media Relations Manager for the FAA, the power failure happened while technicians were performing routine maintenance, switching from an engine generator to commercial power.

As a result, controllers are putting more space between planes as FAA technicians are working on residual issues with computer servers, Bergen said.

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So far, the outage does not seem to have affected flights at Jacksonville International Airport. According to Michael Stewart, JIA's director of external affairs, the issues haven't affected traffic at the airport.

First Coast News sent a photographer to JIA, and there were no delays listed on the boards.

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