Airlines Warn New 5G Service May Affect Instruments

NBC News reports:

The aviation industry faces “catastrophic” disruption from the rollout of a new 5G service this week, airline leaders have warned.

In a letter sent Monday to United States transportation and economic officials and obtained by NBC News, the CEOs of major carriers said that the launch could ground flights and leave “tens of thousands of Americans” stranded overseas.

The warning came ahead of Wednesday’s rollout of the new C-Band 5G service from telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon. The airlines warned that the 5G signals risked interfering with safety equipment pilots rely on to take off and land in inclement weather.

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