FAA Statement on 5G

Faa and 5G

The FAA believes the expansion of 5G and aviation will safely co-exist. Today, we took an important step toward that goal by issuing two airworthiness directives to provide a framework and to gather more information to avoid potential effects on aviation safety equipment.

The FAA is working closely with the Federal Communications Commission and wireless companies and has made progress toward safely implementing the 5G expansion. We are confident with the ongoing collaboration we will reach this shared goal.

  • AD 2021-23-12
  • AD 2021-23-13
  • Additional Resources
    • The wireless broadband deployment will occur in phases in 46 markets beginning January 5, 2022.
    • The FCC defines these areas as Partial Economic Areas (PEAs) 1-4, 6-10, 12-19, 21-41, and 43-50.
    • The FAA issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin on November 2, 2021, that provided initial information about possible interference from 5G C-band wireless transmissions.


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