When Verizon and AT&T switch on 5G across 46 areas in the United States Jan. 19, it could disrupt aircraft radio (radar) altimeters, leading to erroneous readings and compromising flight safety.
How will operators who are required to have working radio altimeters onboard be able to conduct flights in areas affected by 5G?
HAI, along with avionics manufacturers, aircraft OEMs, and other aviation organizations, has been working around the clock with the FCC and FAA to highlight these concerns and encourage safe mitigations of potential 5G interference.
Join us Jan. 13 at a special time, 5:30 pm eastern (UTC-5), for a critical, one-hour HAI@Work webinar focusing on how 5G will affect radio altimeter operations around the country. We’ll highlight the latest information on where 5G interference is expected to occur and what operators should expect.
Seth Frick is a radar systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace. His responsibilities include designing and developing radar altimeters and related technology for commercial and military airborne platforms.
Nick Kefalas is a Lockheed Martin technology fellow at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. An engineer with a master’s degree from MIT and a strong research background, he works on advanced system designs, implementation, and certification at Sikorsky.
John Shea is HAI’s director of government affairs. His strong background in aviation advocacy includes federal and state-level work, including serving as the director of government relations for the National Association of State Aviation Officials.
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