FAA Issues Warning Regarding 5G Technology Interfering with Airplanes

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November 4. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a special information bulletin to the aviation industry warning of potential issues with 5G telecommunications technology causing interference with sensitive aircraft electronics.

According to Reuters.com, FAA officials have been working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the potential safety concerns related to the increased use of additional spectrum for 5G wireless networks, starting on December 5.

As part of the information bulletin, the FAA told airplane manufacturers, operators and pilots they should “be prepared for the possibility that interference from 5G transmitters and other technology could cause certain safety equipment to malfunction, requiring them to take mitigating action that could affect flight operations.”

“There have not yet been proven reports of harmful interference due to wireless broadband operations internationally,” the FAA said in the bulletin.

The warning called for pilots to tell passengers with portable electronic devices equipped with 5G to turn them off or switch to airplane mode during flight. The FAA also called on manufacturers to continue testing to determine the susceptibility of specific radio altimeters to 5G interference, “particularly during low-altitude operations.”

Source: Travel Pulse

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