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Airlines must get new altimeters to ensure no interference from 5G: Telcos

At present the replacements are being undertaken on a first-come-first-served basis

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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi

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Telcos are pushing the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to impose a sunset clause within which airlines have to mandatorily replace their old altimeters with the latest one so that 5G spectrum airwave radiation in airports does not interfere with an aircraft’s instruments.

The DGCA had mandated a complete blackout of 5G services in airports across the country and areas within 2.1 kilometres radius due to safety concerns. To deal with this contentious issue, a meeting was held between stakeholders and the civil aviation regulator on Thursday.  

The telcos have informed the DGCA that representatives of Boeing and Airbus have shared

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First Published: Apr 22 2023 | 12:08 AM IST

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