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.
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.
Duncan Aviation is working hard to assimilate all of the the information available and is dedicated to helping the business aviation industry stay informed of dynamic topics that will affect flight operations and the aircraft our customers operate. In an effort to best serve you, please share with us your awareness of 5G interference affecting business aviation operations and if you are preparing for the expansion of 5G in and around airport operation areas on July 1, 2023.
Please help us gather important information from the industry by participating in this survey.