United States: The CEOs of the United States’ largest airlines warned on Monday of a “catastrophic disruption” to operations if telecommunication companies proceed with rolling out 5G technology without restricting the technology near airports.
The airlines want some 5G implementation, set to start on Wednesday, delayed near key airports in the US.
AT&T — the world’s largest telecommunications company and the largest provider of mobile telephone services in the US — and Verizon have already twice delayed the launch of their new C-Band 5G service, due to warnings from airlines and airplane manufacturers concerned that the new system might interfere with their ability to gauge altitude.
Not within 2 miles of airports, plea airlines
“We are writing with urgency to request that 5G be implemented everywhere in the country except within the approximate two miles of airport runways as defined by the FAA on January 19, 2022,” the Chief Executives said in a letter obtained by several news agencies.