Podcast: FAA’s 5G Dilemma

Airlines are angry about an FAA proposal to address the risk of interference from new 5G wireless towers in the U.S. Our expert editors, who have been tracking the issue, discuss what’s going on.

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Karen Walker

Karen Walker is Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief and Aviation Week Network Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief. She joined ATW in 2011 and oversees the editorial content and direction of ATW, Routes and Aviation Week Group air transport content.

Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

Bill Carey

Based in Washington, DC, Bill covers avionics, air traffic management and aviation safety for Aviation Week. A former daily newspaper reporter, he has covered the commercial, business and military aviation segments as well as unmanned aircraft systems. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2017, he worked for Aviation International News and Avionics and Rotor & Wing magazines.

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The crux of the matter is that the aircraft radar altimeter receivers were not constructed to ignore signals outside their authorized band. The 5G companies should not have to work around the broken radar altimeter receivers. The aircraft owners should fix their radar altimeter receivers so they are compliant with the radar altimeter transmitters.