LONDON – According to a report from Reuters, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned operators of the Boeing 737 about continued interference caused by 5G.
It is understood this directive excludes the 737-200 and 737-200C models, with the federal register saying:
“Radio altimeters cannot be relied upon to perform their intended function if they experience interference from wireless broadband operations in the 3.7-3.98 GHz frequency band (5G C-Band).”
“During the approach, landings, and go-arounds, as a result of this interference, certain airplane systems may not properly function”.
“Increased light crew workload while on approach with the flight director, autothrottle, or autopilot engaged, which could result in a reduced ability of the flight crew to maintain safe flight and landing of the airplane”.
It remains clear that 5G is going to continue to pose an issue in the United States, especially with telecommunications networks continuing to roll it out across the country.
The FAA is expected to go into more detail about this tomorrow.