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HOW?! Passenger Manages To SAFELY Land Plane After Pilot Goes Unconscious! (Video)

Talk about cabin pressure! A passenger in a small plane found themselves playing pilot when the actual pilot became incapacitated — while the aircraft was still in the sky! The scary incident went down Tuesday at the Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. Air traffic control received an alarming call from a passenger who was […]

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FAA urges airlines to replace altimeters that can’t filter out 5G signals

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | BackyardProduction) The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly urging airlines to retrofit or replace altimeters that receive transmissions from outside their allotted frequencies. The FAA is meeting Wednesday “with telecom and airline industry officials on a push to retrofit and ultimately replace some airplane radio altimeters that could face interference from […]

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Airline CEOs make U-turn, now say 5G isn’t a big problem for altimeters

Enlarge / Airbus 320 cockpit. (credit: Getty Images | Skyhobo) The Federal Aviation Administration’s fight against AT&T’s and Verizon’s new 5G deployment appears to be coming to a temporary close, with the FAA having cleared about 78 percent of US planes for landing in low-visibility conditions. Airline CEOs are striking an upbeat tone, with one […]

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FAA clears 62% of US planes for “low-visibility landings” amid 5G rollout

Enlarge / A Boeing 777. (credit: Boeing) The Federal Aviation Administration today said it has cleared 62 percent of US commercial airplanes to perform low-visibility landings at airports where AT&T and Verizon are deploying 5G on C-band spectrum this week. Several international airlines previously canceled some flights to the US after Boeing issued a recommendation […]

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US airlines warn of “chaos” as telecoms groups roll out 5G

Enlarge / American Airline planes sit on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on January 15, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) (credit: Stefani Reynolds | Getty Images) The imminent rollout of high-speed 5G telecoms services threatens to ground flights across […]

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FAA agrees not to seek any more 5G delays from AT&T and Verizon

Enlarge / Verizon store front near Grand Central Terminal in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images /) The Federal Aviation Administration tentatively agreed not to seek any more 5G delays from AT& T and Verizon, potentially ending a battle over the aviation industry’s unproven claim that 5G transmissions on C-Band frequencies will […]

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AT&T/Verizon reject plea for 5G delay; airlines threaten mass flight cancelations

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Marco Bottigelli) AT& T and Verizon yesterday rejected a Federal Aviation Administration request to further hold off a 5G rollout on C-Band frequencies but said they will adopt one of the world’s “most conservative” power limits near airports for six months after the planned January 5 deployment. This is in […]

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Boeing, Airbus wade into 5G scuffle, ask Biden admin to delay rollout

Enlarge / Aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus claim that an upcoming C-band 5G rollout will interfere with airplane instrumentation. Boeing and Airbus have asked US Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to delay the deployment of C-band spectrum for 5G wireless service. The companies claim the rollout will interfere with key aircraft instruments. “5G interference […]

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Ajit Pai and Tom Wheeler agree: The FAA is behaving badly in battle against FCC

Enlarge / Then-Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (L) and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai talk before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee on March 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) Six former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission yesterday criticized the Federal Aviation Administration’s fight against a new 5G […]

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FAA forced delay in 5G rollout despite having no proof of harm to aviation

Enlarge / Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson testifies before a Senate panel examining safety certification of jetliners on June 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Graeme Jennings ) Two weeks ago, AT&T and Verizon reluctantly agreed to delay the launch of 5G on newly acquired C-band spectrum licenses for one month, […]