What do you think about this airline vs 5G brouhaha?

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Fri Jan 21 19:10:01 UTC 2022

On 1/21/22 10:44 AM, Jay Hennigan wrote:
> FAA puts all kinds of restrictions on what equipment is required to 
> perform certain maneuvers. You need a localizer, glideslope, etc. for 
> instrument landings. Radars are made today that can reject out-of-band 
> interference. If FAA simply required a certified radar that filtered 
> out-of-band signals during those weather conditions, the airlines 
> would retrofit and private pilots would also either retrofit, not fly 
> in those conditions, or divert to land in better weather.
> It's not an FCC issue, and FAA needs to require equipment capable of 
> safely operating within the allocated spectrum.

For commercial airlines is it just old equipment or all equipment that 
has this error? That is, is there actually an off the shelf radio that 
would solve the problem?


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