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Airlines halt several U.S. flights due to 5G rollout

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January 20th 2022

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A number of airlines have cancelled flights to the U.S. due to concerns about the rollout of 5G technology in the vicinity of some airports. Read More » Air India said in a Twitter statement it had cancelled four routes - Delhi to New York JFK, San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare, as well as Mumbai to Newark. Similarly, Japan Airlines (JAL) has suspended a number of flights to the U.S. "Boeing has notified us that 5G signals for U.S. mobile phones, which will begin operating in the U.S. on January 19, 2022, may interfere with the radio wave altimeter installed on the 777," JAL said. "We have decided not to use this aircraft type on U.S. mainland routes until safety is confirmed. We regret that the flight cannot be changed to the Boeing 787." Emirates Airline has halted flights from Dubai to nine destinations in the U.S. "Due to operational concerns associated with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services in the U.S. at certain airports, Emirates will be suspending flights to the U.S. destinations from January 19, 2022 until further notice," Emirates said. The 5G mobile spectrum uses frequencies close to those operated by aircraft systems to measure altitude.

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