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Monitoring the first impact of the deployment of 5G networks on aircraft

US airlines said on Wednesday the rollout of new 5G services had only a small impact on air travel, as the US Federal Aviation Administration said it had issued new approvals to allow landings linked to bad weather and poor visibility.

The administration explained that the increase in approvals granted to Boeing and Airbus planes means that 62 percent of American commercial planes can land due to bad weather at some airports, up from 45 percent earlier.

A large number of global airlines canceled flights to the United States or changed the type of aircraft used on those flights due to fears of interference between the strong signals emitted by the deployment of the fifth generation network, which began on Wednesday, and aircraft systems.

AT agreed. And T and Verizon, on Tuesday evening, to delay the operation of some new wireless communication towers near major airports as they operate the new fifth generation C-Band service.

As of Wednesday morning , the FAA had approved the landing of the planes, which use five types of altimeters in bad weather.

American Airlines said it had seen “little operational impact”, including some delays and four cancellations as a result of the new 5G service.

United Airlines said it expected “a few disruptions at some airports”.

The Aviation Administration warned that despite the approvals it issued, “flights at some airports may be affected.”

Earlier, Emirates Airlines, the largest international passenger airline in the world and the largest operator of the Boeing 777, criticized the “mixed messages”, announcing the suspension of its flights to 9 American destinations.

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