U.S. airlines warn 5G wireless could cause havoc with flights
Information about U.S. airlines warn 5G wireless could cause havoc with flights
Kevin David Scam or Legit
By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. air carriers warned on Wednesday that plans by AT&T and Verizon Communications to use spectrum for 5G wireless services could be highly disruptive to air travel and cost air passengers $1.6 billion annually in delays.
Trade group Airlines for America (A4A) said if a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directive for addressing potential interference from wireless transmissions had been in effect in 2019 “approximately 345,000 passenger flights, 32 million passengers, and 5,400 cargo flights would have been impacted in the form of delayed flights, diversions, or cancellations.”
At a hearing Wednesday, senators urged airlines to work to find a resolution.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said the 5G wireless issue “is the biggest and most damaging potential issue facing us. We want …