(CBS Detroit) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says Detroit Metro Airport is one of 50 airports with a temporary safety buffer zone from 5G cellular signals.
This comes as fears from several airports report that 5G signals could interfere with flight controls.
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The FAA says the buffer zone will minimize any potential interference and last for six months. The administration is working with airlines to determine how the equipment performs in this new environment.
AT&T and Verizon confirmed earlier this month that they would stop activating 5G services near airports until January 19, and in the meantime, officials in the United States over the adoption of French-style restrictions on 5G. will continue to work.
In December, the FAA issued an urgent warning that it planned to ban pilots from using key aircraft equipment amid concerns that 5G signals could interfere with the equipment – a decision the agency said. There will likely be extensive flight delays and diversions.
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The FAA thanked the wireless carriers in a statement.
“Safety is at the core of our mission and it guides all our decisions,” the agency said. “We look forward to using the additional time and space to reduce flight disruptions associated with this 5G deployment.”
Click here to see a complete list of airports that have received buffer zones.
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