At Duncan Aviation, we work to stay informed about mandates and directives that have an impact on business aircraft operators. Although 5G interference has been discussed at length with regard to commercial class aircraft, there has been limited discussion surrounding business and general aviation.
We have developed a survey to help measure how aware business aircraft operators are about 5G interference and how they are preparing for the expansion of 5G in and around airport operation areas on July 1, 2023.
Your input on this survey is valuable and helps us better understand how we can help you and the industry best prepare for the proposed requirements for compliance.
On Dec 7, 2021, the FAA issued AD 2021-23-12, addressing operational limitations for low-visibility approaches and how they will be applied through NOTAM announcements. More recently, the FAA has acted to release a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with proposed guidelines for all transport and commuter category airplanes equipped with Radio (also known as radar) Altimeters. This NPRM outlines proposed changes to allow for continued safe operation in the 5G frequency environments.
The survey results will help us educate operators and bring awareness to the challenges and requirements for continued operation in 5G environments. As more information becomes available, we will continue to update operators with relevant data.
The FAA, the aviation industry, telecommunications companies, and their regulators have been discussing and weighing the concerns of the expansion of 5G C-Band interference for years in the U.S. and internationally. Recent dialogue has helped to establish information sharing between aviation and telecommunications sectors and newly agreed measures to reduce the risk of disruption, but these issues are ongoing and will not be resolved overnight.
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