Emirates Airlines announced the suspension of its flights to American destinations from Wednesday until further notice due to the operation of 5th generation networks in some airports.
The company said in a notice on its website that the decision comes due to operational concerns regarding the planned operation of 5G mobile services in the United States, adding that among the destinations are Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, Newark, Orlando , San Francisco and Seattle.
Emirates Airlines Executive Vice President Adel Al-Rida said the 5G network activation affects aircraft navigation devices, noting that the suspension of flights to some American destinations is temporary.
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He explained that “most of our flights to American destinations have been suspended . We have not suspended flights to Los Angeles and New York”.
Today, Tuesday, the White House expressed its willingness to reach a solution regarding the fifth generation network that does not affect the skies of the United States, noting that talks with the Federal Aviation Administration continue. in on the effects of 5G on air navigation.
The leaders of major American airlines have warned of catastrophic disruptions in the transportation and shipping sectors if the fifth generation networks are operated tomorrow, as planned, without setting up controls for the transmitting stations located near the airports.
The airlines have requested that 5G networks be removed more than three kilometers from the airport’s runways, indicating that they prefer to wait before launching these networks until necessary updates and changes are made to the flight equipment.
On Monday, US lawmakers advocated postponing the deployment of 5G networks near airports. This came when the heads of major American airlines warned of catastrophic disruptions in the transportation and shipping sectors. in Fifth generation network management case, Wednesday, as scheduled, without setting up controls for transmitting stations located near US airports.
Verizon and AT&T have twice postponed the launch of the new 5G C-Band service due to warnings from airlines and aircraft manufacturers concerned that the new communications system could interfere with devices used by aircraft to measure altimeters.
“We are writing to you urgently to request that 5G networks operate in the whole country except about two miles from the airport runways, as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FDI) on January 19, “the company chiefs said. in a letter seen by AFP January 2022.
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