Washington Post

FAA says some planes will be 'too susceptible' to 5G interference to be safe

The 5G networks went live Wednesday with buffers around airports after a prolonged battle that pitted airlines against Verizon and AT&T - which activated the new 5G networks - and the FAA against the Federal Communications Commission. Foto: Telenor/PR

The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday it had cleared more than three-quarters of the nation's commercial fleet to land at airports where interference from 5G signals could pose a danger in bad weather, but indicated that some planes might never secure approvals.

The agency has been reviewing devices called radar altimeters to determine whether they can still provide reliable measurements of altitude - critical information for landing in bad visibility - in areas with 5G towers. The potential for disruption became clear Thursday, when San Francisco-bound flights were diverted and others were forced to circle as poor visibility collided with the rollout of the new wireless networks...

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