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Airline CEOs make U-turn, now say 5G isn’t a big problem for altimeters

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The Federal Aviation Administration's fight against AT&T's and Verizon's new 5G deployment appears to be coming to a temporary close, with the FAA having cleared about 78 percent of US planes for landing in low-visibility conditions. Airline CEOs are striking an upbeat tone, with one saying the process of ensuring that airplane altimeters work in 5G areas is "really not that complicated." Over the past week, the FAA announced clearances for 13 altimeters that can… (arstechnica.com) More...

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vector4traffic
vector4traffic 2
Looks like some PR types who post comments about how the FCC should pay the FAA for having altimeters *that are sensitive to signals far outside their band* are out of job.
jeffinsydney
jeff slack 1
78% is a 78% chance of survival and the rest can fly at their own risk.
22% are not cleared and are in the grey to black zone.

This is spin.
jmilleratp
jmilleratp -6
What do the CEO's care about the safety of their aircraft? They're not flying them, and they have insurance in case something happens them.
Cleffer
Cleffer 1

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