Simple Flying - Jay Singh

The US air industry has won a two-week reprieve from the rollout of 5G services across the United States. Major companies AT&T and Verizon agreed to a two-week delay to continue to work on a way to keep air operations safe while rolling out the technology. 

In early December, the FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD) covering the rollout of 5G technology. The AD outlined concerns that radio altimeters could not “be relied upon to perform their intended function if they experience interference from wireless broadband operations in the 3.7-3.98 GHz frequency band (5G C-Band).

Airlines for America (A4A) released an impact estimate that if the AD had been applied in 2019, it would have disrupted approximately 345,000 passenger flights and 5,400 cargo flights. 

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