Air India flights to US may need radio filters to counter 5G interference

5G issues unlikely to affect domestic airlines & their operations in India

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FAA last month asked all airlines in the US operating Boeing aircraft to install radio frequency filters before the end of this year on an ‘expedited basis’ | Photo: Shutterstock

Sai Manish New Delhi
As 5G auctions pick up pace in India, airlines in the US are racing against time to retrofit their aircraft with devices that protect against interference from frequencies that may lead to equipment malfunction.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last month asked all airlines in the US operating Boeing aircraft to install radio frequency filters before the end of this year on an “expedited basis” to prevent any disaster arising out of interference from 5G frequencies. The move is likely to impact Air India, the only Indian airline flying to the US from India. However, 5G interference-related issues are unlikely to

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First Published: Jul 28 2022 | 2:18 PM IST

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