It’s pretty much a universal truth that every phase in our lives has to be governed by a given set of elements. These elements collaborate to provide us with a fulfilling experience, which, in turn, pulls all the right strings to raise our ceiling. Now, over the years, we have seen such a pattern working seamlessly on the back of many unique components, but if discussion becomes about picking the most impactful of them all, it has to be technology without a question. Technology didn’t appear on the scene just to be another drop in the ocean. It was clear right from the start that the creation would write its own destiny, and we were proven correct. Soon enough, technology entered every major sector throughout the spectrum. However, at the same time, there were also certain areas that turned relevant only because of technology. A part of this pack is, of course, the aviation industry. The uptick in aviation industry’s valuation has been a one fascinating rise. In fact, it looks to climb even higher altitudes, but before getting there, the sector must deal with a new rule.
The Federal Aviation Administration has officially introduced a rule that forbids pilots from using systems like auto-landing and few others in a location where 5G wireless signals can potentially disrupt the function of onboard instruments. As per the estimations so far, FAA’s decision will directly impact over 6,800 US airplanes and a dozen aircraft manufacturers. Furthermore, it is expected that any flight routes involving low-visibility conditions will face relatively more complications, as it’s hard to perform safe landing in these spots without enlisting help from equipment like radio altimeter.
“The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies forgoing notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because radio altimeter anomalies that are undetected by the aircraft automation or pilot, particularly close to the ground (e.g. landing flare), could lead to loss of continued safe flight and landing.” FAA stated.
Apart from it, the administration is also planning to write down specific rules for airports. The reason behind a lack of uniformity within the said rules is due to the situation being subjective to which airport have or will have C-Band antennas installed nearby.
The clash between 5G antennas and flight routes has been a running issue for some time now. It has already postponed the 5G launch by a month, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next.
Following the FAA’s announcement regarding plane journeys, a similar rule was also issued for 1,800 US helicopters.