Hawaiian Airlines’ software glitch blamed for flight delays, cancelations

Software issue blamed for delays on Hawaiian Airlines’ interisland flights

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A day after a system issue affected dozens of interisland flights, Hawaiian Airlines says the 14 Boeing 717 aircraft that were grounded are now back in service.

In all, 54 flights were delayed and eight flights were canceled as a result of the glitch.

Eight other flights were canceled because of another issue in Lihue.

Hawaiian Airlines says some passengers waited more than five hours because of a malfunction in a multi-mode Receiver unit that interrupted reception of the GPS system.

The problem occurred in units that were upgraded as part of an FAA mandate.

The airline says now that the system is back to normal, all passengers are being accommodated.

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