5G accused of causing flight delays and cancellations
Does 5G represent a form of danger for everything related to planes and flights? The aviation industry thinks so anyway. He talks about disruptions, including delays and cancellations.
5G, a danger for airplane flights?
You should know that 5G uses the frequency of 3.5 GHz in particular, which is quite close to the transmission frequency of radio altimeters between 4.2 and 4.4 GHz. For aviation professionals, frequency proximity is a problem, to the point of having a negative impact on maneuvers, especially when the weather is not ideal (storms, strong fogs, etc.).
According to the Airlines for America association, at least 350,000 flights are disrupted per year due to 5G. But on the telecoms side, we are assured that all is well and that the airlines do not have good information. “The alarmism of the aviation industry is based on completely discredited information and a deliberate distortion of the facts”, saidNick Ludlum, vice president of the CTIA business group, of which US operators AT&T and Verizon are members. “5G operates safely and without causing harmful interference to flight operations in nearly 40 countries around the world. American airlines enter and leave these countries every day, ” he added.
And yet, there has already been a report in France. Last February, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) had estimated that 5G could disrupt the operation of aircraft altimeters due to the use of waves of neighboring frequencies. She recommended turning off 5G phones on board the devices.