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FAA closed New York Air Route Traffic Control Center and LaGuardia Control Tower overnight for cleaning after another person tested positive for COVID-19.

The Air Route Traffic Control'>Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center in Leesburg, VA, will now be closed overnight from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for cleaning after a contractor tested positive today for COVID-19, according to the FAA. @kajiminaa  @a_maile 

The #FAA  is bringing in an industrial cleaning company to sanitize the #Houston  Air Route Traffic Control Center tonight. Find the latest information on #FAA  #AirTrafficControl  facilities affected by #COVID19  at .

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The FAA temporarily halted all flights to New York-area airports Saturday afternoon due to “staffing issues” at the New York air route traffic control center. A trainee at the facility tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

The FAA temporarily halted all flights to New York-area airports Saturday afternoon due to "staffing issues" at the New York air route traffic control center. A trainee at the facility tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

What is ZNY? New York Air Route TrafficControl Center. It controls a small chunk of domestic airspace and a massive chunk of oceanic airspace. Six areas, A through F, with A through D being domestic and E and F being oceanic. Located in Ronkonkama, NY by Islip Airport.

The FAA temporarily halted all flights to New York-area airports Saturday afternoon due to "staffing issues" at the New York air route traffic control center.

The FAA temporarily halted all flights to New York-area airports Saturday afternoon due to "staffing issues" at the New York air route traffic control center.

The FAA temporarily halted all flights to New York-area airports Saturday afternoon due to "staffing issues" at the New York air route traffic control center.

Overnight, another ATC facility was affected by coronavirus. Part of the Air Route Traffic Control'>Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZID) is currently shut down, but not the entire facility. ZID is an important enroute facility, and they also work traffic around the SDF and CVG cargo hubs.

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#OTD in 1981, the federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike. Photo shows striking air traffic controllers walking the picket line at the New Yorkair route traffic control center in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., on Aug. 5. | Photo David Handschuh

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FAA tells that the air traffic control centers that are affected are the "en route" centers in Washington, DC, and Jacksonville, Florida, creating a ripple effect to air traffic at airports like LaGuardia in New York City.

FAA tells that the air traffic control centers that are affected are the "en route" centers in Washington, DC, and Jacksonville, Florida, creating a ripple effect to air traffic at airports like LaGuardia in New York City.

14/ This means it is not clear if British airplanes will be able to route international flights through Eurocontrol's air traffic control.

#UPDATE: AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with air traffic control en route from Indonesia to Singapore, official says

AirAsia plane lost contact w/ air traffic control en route from Indonesia to SG |via @AFP 

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AirAsia flight loses contact with air traffic control on route from Indonesia to Singapore

UPDATE: AirAsia plane w/ 161 people on board lost contact with air traffic control en route from Indonesia to Singapore: official |via @AFP 

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