Stopgap Measures Tide US Aviation Through 5G Rollout

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Flight disruptions due to the 5G debacle in the US have replaced Omicron as the main concern around airline operations and jet fuel usage. The situation shines a harsh spotlight on the US as it struggles to maintain rigorous aircraft safety standards amid advances in wireless technology. Rollout of high-speed networks put aviation players on a collision course with wireless firms Verizon and AT&T. Aircraft altimeters to detect altitude and positions use similar frequencies as 5G’s C-band spectrum, which could interfere with navigation systems.

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