Long-haul carrier Emirates said Thursday that it will restart its Boeing 777 flights in the US after new 5G services in the US could interfere with airplane technology that measures altitude. may intervene.
International carriers that rely heavily on the Boeing 777, and other Boeing aircraft, canceled flights on Wednesday after warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer over possible interference with radio altimeters or separate aircraft. switched in. The FAA late Wednesday approved the landing of more types of aircraft in low visibility near 5G signals, including the Boeing 777. The airlines most affected by the FAA’s decision were Dubai-based Emirates, which only owns the 777, and the double-decker Airbus A380.
Verizon and AT&T 5G networks use a segment of the radio spectrum that is close to the one used by radio altimeters, instruments that measure aircraft altitude above ground to help pilots land in low visibility . The Federal Communications Commission, which has set a buffer between 5G and the frequencies used by altimeters, has said the wireless service posed no risk to aviation. But FAA officials saw a potential problem.
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