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Airline CEO's Warn of Major Issues With Wednesday's Rollout of 5G Cellular Services

The warning of major impact comes two days before ATT and Verizon are set to rollout their new 5G High-Speed wireless services


On Monday, the top leadership of major US airlines and cargo carriers warned of an upcoming “catastrophic” aviation crisis when AT&T and Verizon deploy a new 5G service on Wednesday.

ATT and Verizon have spent billions of dollars to license the 3.7 to 3.98 GHz frequency range for a newer high-speed 5G service.

Officials with the FAA and Boeing have previously warned that there is potential for the new service to interfere with aircraft instruments. The instruments of concern operate in the 4.2 to 44 GHz range, including crucial radio altimeters that assist pilots in low visibility.

The concern by officials is that in rare cases, the interference could result in false altitude readings. The result of such interference could confuse pilots approaching runways in poor visibility, creating potentially disastrous results.

Multiple airline CEOs issued a letter Monday to the White House expressing their continued concerns about the new 5G Service rollout. 

Reuters obtained the letter, which was sent to National Economic Council director Brian Deese, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson, and Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.

Federal action is considered urgent, they stated in the letter, saying, “To be blunt, the nation’s commerce will grind to a halt.”

When winter weather grips the nation, as it did on Sunday, the CEOs claim interference to airplanes’ altimeters could result in “100,000 passengers would be subjected to cancellations, diversions or delays.”

If this should occur, the CEOs cautioned federal officials that a significant number of widebody aircraft would become unusable and “could potentially strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas.”

“Unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially be grounded,” wrote the CEO’s of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines.  

Verizon and AT&T had agreed previously to push back the launch of their new service rollout that was set for January 4. However, the rollout is now set to debut on Wednesday.

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7 responses to “Airline CEO’s Warn of Major Issues With Wednesday’s Rollout of 5G Cellular Services”

  1. This seems like a scam from the airlines to me first off 5G is more a data handling protocol than anything else. The claimed effects of 5G for the most part make no logical sense the frequency bands used by this services have been used for years by other much more high powered systems than cell services who’s outputs would only be typically 5 to 10 watts ERP. If the airline instruments will be effected by 5G than why don’t the many hundreds of other services operating in this 3 to 5 gig band also interfere with these instruments. Equipment such as that used by the airlines is required by fed law to meet high standards for the rejection of unwanted signals so if this interference occurs it would be incumbent on the airlines and the instrument manufacturer to fix the problem. Perhaps if people had any real knowledge of radio or anything else for matter they wouldn’t be such suckers for this techno BS and propaganda. For all the varied and in many cases loony claims of danger from 5G they never seem to be able to explain the exact mechanics and physical nature of this supposed grave threat, there is simply no data to support these claims.

  2. nrol34 says:

    China had no problems rolling out 5G with their airlines. This country always has some sort of problem with something. Some corporate bureaucrat wants to make a name for themselves. China would chop off their heads.

  3. SivaGeist says:

    You know the risks and so do I

  4. Plaguen says:

    They know the dangers, they just don’t care.

  5. pandusa says:

    I guess they know and just DON’T care. Even about planes either. Does this bother the masked SJWS?

  6. pandusa says:

    Got notified by Consumer Cellular I will have to get a new phone now, in the middle of a snow storm. I heard it will be more like the end of the month in my area. 5G I would like to see some real research on effect of THAT on the earths magnetic field/jet stream and biological life -not done or funded by cell companies.

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