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HAI gives testimony to US Government on impact of 5G on helicopter operations

HAI gives testimony to US Government on impact of 5G on helicopter operations

1-Apr-2022Source: HAI

HAI President and CEO James Viola provided testimony on the effects of 5G deployment on aviation safety to the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation on Feb. 3, 2022. Below is an edited version of his remarks to the subcommittee. 5G Flight Restrictions In carrying out its mission to maintain safety... Read more

Freeflight introduces 5G tolerant radar altimeter upgrade

Freeflight introduces 5G tolerant radar altimeter upgrade

13-Mar-2022Source: FreeFlight

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced the launch of the RA-4500 Mark II (MK II) radar altimeter (RADALT) as an upgrade path for FreeFlight Systems RA-4000 and RA-4500 customers. The RA-4500 MK II upgrades existing RA-4000 and RA-4500 installation with a robust 5G mitigation solution. With... Read more

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

18-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations. This exemption will allow Part 119 certificate holders authorized... Read more

HAI warns of 5G potentially grounding helicopters across the US

HAI warns of 5G potentially grounding helicopters across the US

17-Jan-2022Source: HAI

The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications and AT&T plan to activate new 5G communication towers across the United States. The potential grounding results from an unprecedented number of Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs) issued by the FAA... Read more

FAA issues list of 50 airports with 5G buffer zone

FAA issues list of 50 airports with 5G buffer zone

12-Jan-2022Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration released the list of 50 airports that will have buffer zones when wireless companies turn on new 5G C-band service on January 19. The agency sought input from the aviation community where the proposed buffer zones would help reduce the risk of disruption. Traffic volume, the number of low-visibility days and geographic location... Read more

HAI Issues Statement on FAA Response to 5G Wireless Issue

HAI Issues Statement on FAA Response to 5G Wireless Issue

9-Dec-2021Source: HAI

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday issued two airworthiness directives (ADs), one for helicopters and one for airplanes, containing measures that will avoid potential effects on aviation safety equipment that could occur as a result of the Jan. 5, 2022, deployment of 5G technologies in the C-band. These ADs will require flight manual limitations that... Read more

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