To help prevent repeat incidents, Reuters says the FAA has implemented a one-hour delay in the time it takes for its databases to synchronize, which is supposed to block any erroneous changes from instantly taking effect in the backup database. The agency also “now requires at least two individuals to be present during the maintenance of the NOTAM system, including one federal manager.”

To ensure this isolated event that has not happened before never happens again we’ve implemented an appropriate over reaction process on top of all the other processes we have in place to ensure other failed events don’t happen again.