U.S. FAA issues impact notices on 5G wireless aviation

Jan. 18, 2022
The FAA has been in talks with airplane makers, airlines and wireless carriers to reduce the impact of new wireless service set to begin on Jan. 19, David Shepardson reports for Reuters.

WASHINGTON  - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began publishing notices early on Thursday that detailed the extent of potential impact of new 5G wireless service on sensitive aircraft electronics, David Shepardson reports for ReutersContinue reading original article.

Military & Aerospace Electronics:

17 Jan. 2022 - The Federal Aviation Administration is worried that 5G C-band signals, which are yet to be brought online for American cellular customers with 5G devices, may interfere with aircraft radio altimeters.

To assuage aviation concerns, wireless carriers have agreed to not transmit 5G signals at 50 airports the FAA selected for at least six months to test altimeter use in real-world conditions.

A .PDF has been released by the FAA listing the affected airports, and can be viewed at this FAA page.

Related: https://www.militaryaerospace.com/communications/article/14213878/5g-wireless-network-military-datalinks

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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