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U.S. FAA Granted 5G Waivers Overnight to Minimize Flight Delays

  • Action comes after compromise limiting 5G near airports
  • Flight delays appear minimal so far on first day of 5G service
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5G Rollout Creates Flight Disruptions at U.S. Airports

U.S. aviation regulators issued approvals allowing a popular Boeing Co. widebody jet to continue operations as the first day of a new 5G service began with only modest flight disruption. 

The Federal Aviation Administration gave the Boeing 777 at least a partial clearance to continue flying Wednesday after the company had earlier warned operators of the jet that they shouldn’t fly to airports where 5G signals were present, said two people familiar with the action. They were prohibited from speaking publicly about the matter.