Air India: Due to the introduction of 5G internet in the United States on January 19, Air India has announced that flights to the United States will have to be rescheduled. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US aviation regulator, stated that 5G could disrupt the aircraft’s radio altimeter engine and brake system, making it difficult for the plane to land on the runway.
On Monday, American airlines wrote to the FAA, claiming that the deployment of 5G could cause a major crisis in the aviation industry. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines are among these airlines. Apart from Air India, United Airlines and American Airlines fly between India and the United States.
According to the letter, 5G internet service should be restored anywhere in the United States except within a two-mile radius of the airport runway. Air India, on the other hand, tweeted on Tuesday that “due to the deployment of 5G communication services in America, our service from India to America may have to be cut or changed beginning January 19.” The most recent information in this regard will be provided as soon as possible.
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