5G: US airlines warn of potential ‘chaos’ if technology is not limited near airports

10 . heads Airlines On Monday, the Americans sounded the alarm to the authorities, to warn of the possible “chaos” from the deployment of forces Ultra-fast 5G network technology Near airports, in a letter obtained by AFP.

We are writing to urgently request that 5G network It will be implemented from January 19 anywhere except two miles (about 3.2 kilometers) from the airport runways, as defined by the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority),” says the letter, which was also signed by shipping giants FedEx and UPS.

And they said two days before entering the service 5G red.

Airlines and Shipping United State They are concerned about the consequences of this network on aircraft due to possible disturbances in the controls.

The chiefs of these airlines, including American Airlines, Delta or Southwest, fear, “On a day like yesterday (Sunday), more than 1,100 flights and 100,000 passengers will be subject to cancellations, diversions and delays.”

“Given the short time remaining and the importance of this completely avoidable economic disaster, we respectfully request that you take all necessary steps to ensure that 5G network They are deployed only when the towers are too close to the airport runways,” they ask the US government, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the telecommunications agency, the Federal Communications Commission.

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This is why they are calling for a pause “until the FAA can determine how to carry out this deployment safely and without catastrophic disruption.”

At the beginning of January Airlines And they got a new deadline, until Wednesday, to activate these new frequencies.

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Concerned about potential interference problems with aircraft altimeters, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued new guidance that limits the use of these flight mechanisms in certain situations.

the Airlines The Americans protested the potential costs of such a decision, and demanded that the authorities quickly find a solution.

In December, manufacturers Airbus and Boeing He also expressed “concern” about possible disruptions in outfitting their devices with 5G, in a letter to the US Department of Transportation.

(With information from AFP)

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