Emirates, JAL, ANA Suspend US Flights Over 5G Concerns

Several international airlines, including Emirates, have threatened to suspend flight operations to the United States (US) as a result of potential 5G interference with radio altimeters onboard Boeing 777 aircraft.

According to the details, United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and two Japanese airlines have announced that they will suspend services to the US from today if concerns over 5G technology are not addressed.

Emirates Airlines says it is in contact with aircraft manufacturers and relevant authorities on the issue of 5G technology. The UAE airline has announced that it would cut flights to the following US destinations from January 19th until further notice:

  • Boston (BOS)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)

However, Emirates will continue to fly to New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), and Washington D.C. (IAD).

Similarly, Japanese airlines ANA and JAL has suspended flight operations to the US, blaming concerns over the interference of 5G with the radio altimeter on Boeing 777s. Both airlines have kept Boeing 787 operations to the US, though the airlines were unable to cover all US routes using Boeing 787s.

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JAL, for example, has canceled its flight between Tokyo Haneda (HND) and JFK on Wednesday. ANA has canceled flights to SEA, LAX, JFK, ORD, and IAH. Other flights may also be affected, so travelers should check with each airline to figure out their flight status.

It is should be remembered that the presidents of 10 US airlines sounded the alarm on Monday before the authorities, to warn of the potential “chaos” that the deployment of ultra-fast 5G network technology in the vicinity of airports would represent,

“We write to urgently request that 5G be implemented from January 19 anywhere except 2 miles (about 3.2 km) from airport runways, as defined by the FAA,” the federal aviation authority, points out the letter that was also signed by the cargo giants FedEx and UPS.

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“Immediate intervention is needed to prevent a major operational disruption to passengers, carriers, supply chains and the delivery of essential medical supplies,” they said two days before the 5G network went live.

The airlines and cargo companies of the US are concerned about the consequences of this network on the planes due to possible disturbances in the control instruments. In December, the manufacturers Airbus and Boeing also expressed “concern” about possible disturbances in the instrumentation of their devices by 5G, in a letter to the United States Department of Transportation.

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