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FAA Issues 1,462 Flight Limits for 5G, Seeks to Limit Delays

  • Effect on aviation remains uncertain as industry assesses risk
  • About 1,500 notices issued in advance of Jan. 19 5G activation
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U.S. aviation regulators say they’ve made progress reducing the risk of flight disruptions from new 5G service that’s set to start Jan. 19, but at the same time they’ve issued almost 1,500 orders limiting flight operations across the country. 

The Federal Aviation Administration expects to provide information soon on what percentage of aircraft will be subject to the restrictions, the agency said in an emailed statement Wednesday night. It began releasing so-called notices to air missions, or Notams, spelling out new prohibitions on Thursday.