US FAA Sets Rules for Some Boeing 787 Landings Near 5G Service

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that interference could delay systems like […]

5G Wireless Aviation Impact Notices to Be Issued by US FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will publish notices early Thursday detailing the extent of the potential impact of new 5G wireless service on sensitive aircraft electronics. The FAA has been in talks with airplane manufacturers, airlines, and wireless carriers to reduce the impact of new wireless service that is set to begin January 19. The […]

5G Buffer Zones Will Be Set Up in 50 US Airports: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday disclosed a list of 50 US airports that will have buffer zones when wireless carriers turn on new 5G C-band service on January 19. AT&T and Verizon on Monday agreed to buffer zones around 50 airports to reduce the risk of disruption from potential interference to sensitive airplane […]

5G Wireless Service Could Still Disrupt Flights in US: FAA

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday issued fresh warnings that new 5G wireless service could still disrupt flights, saying there were “big differences” between US aviation protections and those used in France. Late Thursday, the FAA launched a dedicated webpage on 5G and aviation safety raising questions about potential impact on sensitive airplane […]

Blue Origin Investigated Over Alleged Safety Concerns

The US Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it had found no safety issues after investigating allegations made against Blue Origin’s human spaceflight program. The FAA said in September it would review safety concerns raised by former Blue Origin employees. The FAA said on Friday it was closing its investigation after finding “no specific safety […]

Aviation Safety Concerns to Delay AT&T, Verizon 5G Rollout

Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon agreed to push back deployment of a new 5G frequency band to allow time to address air safety concerns, US regulators said Thursday. The two companies will “voluntarily pause” the commercial rollout “to further assess any impact on aviation safety technologies,” the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Communications Commission […]

Elon Musk Doesn’t Believe Regulations Apply to Him, Amazon Tells US FCC

Amazon told US regulators on Wednesday that Elon Musk does not believe government regulations apply to the billionaire who heads Tesla Inc and SpaceX as the companies spar over rival satellite-based internet plans. In a harshly worded filing with the Federal Communications Commission, Amazon accused Musk of ignoring a variety of government-imposed rules, including several Federal […]

Virgin Galactic Flights Grounded by US Pending July Mishap Probe

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday barred Virgin Galactic from flying its SpaceShipTwo until the agency approves its final mishap investigation report from its July flight or determines the issues do not affect public safety. The FAA confirmed on Wednesday it was investigating a deviation in the descent of the flight of the Virgin […]

Virgin Galactic Spaceflight Deviation Under US Aviation Investigation

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday it is investigating a deviation in the descent of the flight of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane that carried British billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space on July 11. The New Yorker magazine earlier reported that the regulator was investigating an off-course descent. An FAA spokesman […]

SpaceX Said to Violate Its Launch License in Explosive Starship Test

SpaceX’s first high-altitude test flight of its Starship rocket, which exploded last month while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch, violated the terms of its Federal Aviation Administration test license, the Verge reported on Friday, citing sources. An investigation was opened that week focusing on the explosive landing and on SpaceX’s refusal […]

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