Airline industry demanding FCC delay of 5G wireless service rollout

Airline industry demanding FCC delay of 5G wireless service rollout


Airlines are demanding the Federal Communications Commission delay a scheduled rollout of new 5G wireless service near dozens of major airports, saying it could pose a safety risk by interfering with electronics that pilots rely on.

Airlines for America, a trade group representing large U.S. passenger and cargo carriers, made the request in an emergency filing Thursday. It warned thousands of flights could be disrupted, resulting in more than $1 billion in losses, and said the FCC has failed to adequately consider the harm that 5G service could do to the industry.

“Aircraft will not be able to rely on radio altimeters for numerous flight procedures and thus will not be able to land at certain airports,” the group said in the filing.

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