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U.S. Airlines Report Only Minor Disruption From 5G Deployment

U.S. airlines said on Wednesday the rollout of new 5G services was having only a minor impact on air travel as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it has issued new approvals to allow more low-visibility landings. The increased …

FAA Discloses 50 Airports That Will Have 5G Buffer Zones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday disclosed a list of 50 U.S. airports that will have buffer zones when wireless carriers turn on new 5G C-band service on Jan. 19. AT&T and Verizon Communications on Monday agreed to buffer …

Are 5G Telecoms a Threat to Airline Safety?

U.S. telecom companies and airlines have been fighting for weeks over the potential impact of 5G wireless services on aircraft, in stark contrast to the rollout of new-generation services elsewhere, which has broadly gone ahead without airing new safety concerns. …

AT&T, Verizon Reject U.S., Aviation Industry Request for 5G Delay Over Safety

The chief executives of AT&T and Verizon Communications rejected a request to delay the planned Jan. 5 introduction of new 5G wireless service over aviation safety concerns but offered to temporarily adopt new safeguards. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and …

Prosecutors Say Italian Supplier Produced 4,000 Flawed Parts for Boeing Over 5 Years

MILAN – An Italian supplier at the center of recent industrial snags on the 787 Dreamliner airplane produced more than 4,000 non-compliant parts destined for Boeing Co. over five years, a preliminary report from Italian prosecutors shows. Initial results of …

FAA in Talks With Telecoms Over Aviation Safety Concerns of 5G Wireless

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is in direct talks with the telecom industry about its aviation safety concerns involving the planned use of spectrum for 5G wireless communications. “We are having very productive discussions and we will …

FAA Raises Aviation Safety Concerns Over 5G Network Plan

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised significant concerns about a plan to use spectrum for 5G wireless networks on aviation safety and is planning to issue a formal warning about the issue, according to sources and a letter seen …

FAA Makes It Easier for Staff Overseeing Manufacturers to Report Safety Concerns

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday it has launched a program to help make it easier for staff overseeing Boeing and other airplane manufacturers to report safety concerns. An independent survey released in August found FAA safety employees …

Families of MH17-Crash Victims Prepare for Painful Phase of Dutch Trial

AMSTERDAM – Families of people who died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said they were preparing to hear painful details when a critical stage of a trial over the crash starts on Monday. MH17 was flying …

U.S. Says Rules on Pilots’ Records Database Being Finalized

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it is finalizing rules establishing a long-delayed electronic pilot records database demanded by Congress in 2010 in the wake of a fatal crash. In March, the FAA published proposed rules to establish a new …