5G and air safety: what we know so far

In the U.S., The Federal Aviation Administration started flying specially outfitted airplanes over certain states that measure 5G signals in the air, addressing the worries that certain 5G signals could confuse flight instruments, called radar altimeters, that feed real-time altitude data to cockpit safety systems. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber professor and founding director of NYU WIRELESS, offered his input: “Bad front-end receivers, in some of the altimeters—those need to be fixed. …5G stays in its lane.”