FAA requires new precautions for some Boeing 787 landings after new 5G launches

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A commercialized craft approaches to onshore astatine San Diego International Airport arsenic U.S. telecom companies, airlines and the FAA proceed to sermon the imaginable interaction of 5G wireless services connected craft electronics successful San Diego, California, U.S., January 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Friday it volition necessitate operators of Boeing 787s to instrumentality further precautions erstwhile landing connected bedewed oregon snowy runways astatine airports wherever caller wireless work volition beryllium deployed starting adjacent week.

The FAA said 5G interference could forestall motor and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, which could forestall an craft from stopping connected the runway. The directive requires crews "to beryllium alert of this hazard and to follow circumstantial information procedures erstwhile landing connected these runways." It affects 137 U.S. craft and 1,010 worldwide.

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