Recently with the deployment of new 5G technology towers near airports in USA, many countries and major airlines canceled flights to USA. As per reports, there were concerns over 5G technology that led airlines to take this step. Airlines in their statements said that they are concerned that 5G technology can interfere with aircraft technology. Air India, Emirates and British Airways are the major airlines that canceled their flights.
But now with fresh guidelines issued by The United States Federal Aviation Administration, these airlines can make landings at these airports affected by 5G deployments. The FAA has now announced that it is taking all necessary steps to avoid any disruptions in flights and airlines with low visibility can also make landings at the airports affected by 5G deployment.
In its statement, FAA said, “The FAA is working diligently to determine which altimeters are reliable and accurate where 5G is deployed in the United States. We anticipate some altimeters will be too susceptible to 5G interference. To preserve safety, aircraft with those altimeters will be prohibited from performing low-visibility landings where 5G is deployed because the altimeter could provide inaccurate information.”
The 5G deployment is majorly impacting the Boeings and airlines are also looking for alternate options for smooth operations.
However, with the new guidelines issued by FAA, the airlines have decided to resume flights to USA.