The main airlines of the United States asked this Monday (01.17.2022) the US Government to block the transmission of 5G signals in a radius of 3.2 kilometers around the airport runways, two days before that is activated. technology.
Airlines for America, which represents the main passenger and cargo carriers, warned that, if that does not happen, the launch this Wednesday, January 19, of the new 5G frequency bands in the United States will have “catastrophic” consequences in the operations of the airlines. country’s commercial airlines.
“The ripple effect on both passenger and cargo operations, our staff and the economy in general is simply incalculable,” the association said in a letter sent to several federal government representatives.
“To be frank, the nation’s trade will come to a standstill,” he added.
The companies have warned that new frequency bands from 3.7 to 3.8 gigahertz (GHz), the so-called C-band spectrum, which will give networks greater geographical reach and faster signals, may cause many security systems of aircraft become “unusable”.