Is 5G the cause of flight delays and cancellations?

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Airlines warn about the risks of flight delays and cancellations which could arise with the deployment of 5G.

The worry is growing on the airline side. With the deployment of 5G , they fear disturbances on their flights in difficult weather conditions, reports

Bloomberg. According to several aviation officials, the new wireless signals threaten to interfere with the equipment of planes and helicopters that follow the altitude of planes.

As underlined by BFMTV , the frequency d The emission of radio altimeters is between 4.2 and 4.4 GHz. That of 5G around 3.5 GHz. A close frequency, which could prevent landings in poor visibility and create a cascade of delays or cancellations. >> To read also – 5G: all appeals filed by opponents rejected by the Council of State

This prospect comes as airlines struggle to recover from the Covid pandemic – 18 which resulted in billions of dollars in losses Last year. Carriers also facing staff shortages are now concerned that 5G will cost as much as $ 2.1 billion, according to the Airlines for America business group, which reports at least 350. flights disrupted per year. >> To read also – 5G: which of Orange, SFR, Bouygues and Free offers the best speeds

But for the telephone sector, these fears are unfounded. “The aviation industry cultivates a culture of fear based on unfounded information, and deliberately mistaken facts. 5G works securely, in around 40 countries around the world, and without causing interference that could be harmful for the field of aviation “, affirms for his part Nick Ludlum, one of the vice-presidents of the American association of the telecoms companies CTIA, quoted by Bloomberg.

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