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AI to curtail, revise US flights due to 5G deployment

AI to curtail, revise US flights due to 5G deployment

US aviation regulator said that 5G interference with the aircraft's radio altimeter could prevent engine and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, which could prevent an aircraft from stopping on the runway.

Apart from Air India, United Airlines and American Airlines are the other two carriers that operate flights between India and the US. Apart from Air India, United Airlines and American Airlines are the other two carriers that operate flights between India and the US.

Air India said on Tuesday it will curtail or revise its flights to the US due to deployment of 5G internet there from January 19.

US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had on January 14 said that 5G interference with the aircraft's radio altimeter could prevent engine and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, which could prevent an aircraft from stopping on the runway.


Therefore, a group of US-based airlines said on Monday in a letter to FAA that that 5G internet deployment could cause catastrophic aviation crisis.

The group comprises airlines such as United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and FedEx.
 
Apart from Air India, United Airlines and American Airlines are the other two carriers that operate flights between India and the US.

The airlines group said that 5G should be implemented everywhere in the US except within two miles of airport runways of affected airports.

Air India tweeted on Tuesday: Due to deployment of 5G communications in USA, our operations to USA from India stand curtailed/revised with change in aircraft type from January 19, 2022.

Published on: Jan 19, 2022, 8:18 AM IST
Posted by: Sana Ali, Jan 19, 2022, 8:16 AM IST