WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration system that issues pre-flight notices to pilots about runway, equipment and security issues is down.

FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown says pilots can still check existing notices, but that updates and new notices are not available. Brown says pilots can still get any relevant information from local air traffic controllers and other systems.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesman Chris Dancy says the FAA database suffered a "disc failure" Thursday night and still was not operating on Friday morning.