Airlines warn of 'catastrophic' crisis when new 5G service is deployed

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Executives from the nation's largest airlines ask the Biden administration for "immediate intervention" 10 carriers ask the administration to further delay the rollout of 5G near airports. The aviation world is concerned 5G signals will interfere with aviation technology. Verizon and AT&T, which owns CNN's parent company, first delayed the 5G rollout until January.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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BBC News

US airlines warn of impending 5G flight disruption

Airlines says the start of 5G mobile phone services on Wednesday will hit aircraft navigation systems.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

US airline officials warn of ‘catastrophic’ crisis in aviation with new 5G service

Introduction of the new technology near airports could interfere with critical airplane instruments such as radio altimeters

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Reuters

United Airlines warns 5G plan would impact 1.25 mln passengers a year

WASHINGTON - United Airlines said late on Monday the current U.S. 5G wireless rollout plan would negatively impact an estimated 1.25 million United passengers and at least 15,000 flights annually and urged President Joe Biden's administration to take action. U.S. airlines warn 5G interference could compromise key safety systems and result in suspended passenger and cargo flights. They

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

US Airlines Warn Against Deployment Of 5G Near Airports, Say Move Will Trigger Crisis

The chief executives of America's largest airlines warned of a "catastrophic disruption" to travel and shipping operations if telecommunication firms roll out their 5G technology as planned Wednesday without limiting the technology near US airports. Verizon and AT&T have already twice delayed the launch of their new C-Band 5G service, due to warnings from airlines and aircraft manufacturers concerned that the new system might interfere with the …

4 months ago·India
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CBC News

AT&T, Verizon delay 5G rollout after U.S. airlines warn of massive travel disruptions

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports planned for this week after the largest U.S. airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.

4 months ago·Canada
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The Hindu

Major U.S. airlines warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

The FAA has warned that potential interference could affect sensitive airplane instruments such as altimeters and significantly hamper low-visibility operations.

4 months ago·India
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