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 […]

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 […]

5G Wireless Use Could Prompt Flight Diversions, US Warns

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday warned that interference from planned use of 5G wireless spectrum posed an air safety risk and could result in flight diversions. The aviation industry and the FAA have raised concerns about potential interference of 5G with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters. AT&T and Verizon in November agreed to […]

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 […]

Aviation Industry Voices ‘Deep Concern’ Over Safety Following 5G Rollout

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised significant concerns about a plan to use spectrum for 5G wireless networks on aviation safety and is planning to issue a formal warning about the issue, according to sources and a letter seen by Reuters. The aviation industry has voiced alarm about the plan to use C-Band spectrum […]

Jeff Bezos Space Flight: US Approves Blue Origin Licence for Carrying Humans

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday it approved a Blue Origin license to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space. Former Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is set to fly to the edge of space on Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage on July 20. Blue Origin is authorised to carry […]

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 […]

US to Allow Small Drones to Fly Over People and at Night

Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries. The FAA said its long-awaited rules for the drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, will address security concerns by requiring […]

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