January 8. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday shared a list of airports that will have buffer zones when communication companies switch on the controversial new 5G C-band service on January 19th. The move follows the rise of notable concerns from authorities about the technology’s impact on aviation safety.
Last month, the FAA issued a pair of airworthiness directives to mitigate fears about the impact that the C-band signals could have on operations. Ultimately, there are anxieties that the networks may interfere with an aircraft’s altimeters. So, in certain conditions, airline services could become disrupted.
As a result, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg last week asked leading communications firms to postpone the rollout of the new 5G service, which was set to be introduced on January 5th. The authorities highlighted that they wanted more testing to be conducted.
Source: Simple Flying.