Arlington, Va. (Jan. 13, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new guidance for operating aircraft in areas where 5G signals could potentially interfere with critical safety systems on aircraft:
“The aviation industry has the most knowledgeable and accomplished engineers in the world. While our technical experts are reviewing the notices to air missions (NOTAMs) published today and evaluating their impact to our industry, we know there is still a lot of work to be done to resolve these issues in commercial aviation, and to begin addressing issues with general aviation and helicopters. We hope that the telecoms industry now sharing their data and coming to the table to consider what mitigations could be made on an urgent basis is a step in the right direction. All along, we have maintained that safe aviation and 5G can coexist, which is why we have joined forces with other aviation stakeholders and repeatedly offered to work with the telecoms industry to search for solutions. The United States has the safest aviation system in the world and keeping it that way will always be our top priority,” said David Silver, Vice President of Civil Aviation for AIA.