I heard about this yesterday on the radio. Both sides (the airlines and the cellphone carriers) have very strong economic interests at stake, and hopefully a good (safe) technical solution can be found and tested quickly.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Boeing (BA.N) Chief Executive Dave Calhoun and Airbus Americas (AIR.PA) CEO Jeffrey Knittel on Monday urged the Biden administration to delay planned deployment of new 5G wireless services, saying it could harm aviation safety.
The executives in a joint letter seen by Reuters asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to support postponing AT&T (T.N) and Verizon's (VZ.N) Jan. 5 deployment of C-Band spectrum 5G wireless.
"5G interference could adversely affect the ability of aircraft to safely operate," the letter said, adding it could have "an enormous negative impact on the aviation industry."
The industry and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have raised concerns about potential interference of 5G with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters.