Airlines Warn New 5G Altimeter Requirements Could Prevent Flights to U.S. in 2023

Non-US airlines are struggling to complete radio altimeter retrofits ahead of looming deadlines established to prevent 5G interference, risking some carriers’ flights to the USA.

Flight Global reports that the retrofits are progressing slowly due to certification and supply chain challenges.

The concern was expressed in a 15NOV letter to Federal Aviation Administration from trade group IATA and more than 50 international airlines, including Air Canada.

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