A malicious cyber attack on its computer network has resulted in the RavnAir Group being forced to ground flights.
In a statement, RavnAir wrote that on December 20, it had experienced a cyber attack on its IT network.
The company has not disclosed what the nature of the attack was, however, the company revealed that the attack specifically targeted the Dash 8 aircraft.
Subsequently, all RavnAir Alaska Dash 8 flights were proactively cancelled, and the maintenance system and back-up system for Dash 8 was disconnected.
PenAir flights and RavnAir Connect flights are operating normally.
The company is working with a cybersecurity company, the FBI and other authorities to restore the impacted systems.
According to a new report by WKRN, Debbie Reinwand, RavnAir spokesperson said that 260 passengers were impacted by the cyber attack, with six flights being cancelled.
“We have, where possible, re-booked passengers on other flights,” wrote RavnAir in another statement issued on December 22.
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