Capt. Jimmy Smith
Looking forward to getting full 5G performance out of your cellphone? 5G technology sounds promising and exciting. However, there is a little known fact that this could affect flight safety. This is a detail so serious it could potentially cause an airplane crash!
The Aviation community versus 5G versus Flight Safety
The aviation community is greatly concerned about how 5G technology affects flying.
The world’s largest airline pilot union, ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association, International), is one of the leaders in coordinating a safe transition to 5G technology. ALPA is weighing heavily in on the issue, for the safety of its crews and passengers alike.
ALPA weighs in on the 5G flight safety issue
Eleven private sector aviation and aerospace organizations have requested the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider parts of its recent C-Band Order to protect aviation safety.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) was asked to revisit how protections are applied to adjacent band radio altimeter operations that are essential to safe air travel
The petitioners consisted of ALPA, Airbus, the Aerospace Industries Association, the Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute, Aviation Spectrum Resources, Inc., Garmin International, Inc., the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Helicopter Association International, Honeywell International Inc., the International Air Transport Association, and the National Air Transportation Association.
Joint press release
In a joint press release, Capt. Joe DePete, president of ALPA stated