The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last month that Verizon and AT&T have agreed to delay some C-Band 5G usage until July 2023, as air carriers work to ensure they will not face interference. Licensed spectrum forms the core of mobile networks, whose applications in fields like national security, education, health care and business offer technological […]
While the FAA was right to consider the impact of 5G on aircraft safety, the reality of the service’s rollout in Japan and Korea shows the risk it presents to airliners and passengers is non-existent, and commercial and aviation operations on the C-band spectrum can co-exist. Moreover, if 5G did pose a threat to aviation, […]
The future of America’s 5G wireless services may be threatened by unwarranted concerns coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A few weeks ago, the FAA issued a Guidance Bulletin that called on manufacturers to evaluate the host of altimeters in use and report back on possible interference from 5G wireless services, and issued a […]
America’s tech and economic future depends to a great extent on our ability to lead the world in 5G wireless technology, and that future is being threatened by some needless concerns coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). To learn more about this, you can read the commentary in the Town Hall.
Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) launched the microsite “Fight Flight Delays” to draw attention to a proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to scrap its current air traffic controller training program – the Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution (ATCOTS) – and replace it with a new, untested program. This is an unnecessary […]
The Holiday season is officially here and, as of Black Friday, at full tilt. For many, this time of year is about shopping, giving and good tidings. But, for those of us traveling, the season’s holidays bring a certain level of high anxiety. Travels during the holidays are certainly one of the most frantic times, […]
This piece, in today’s Daily Caller, discusses the problems at the FAA with the pending shortage of air traffic controllers. If not addressed, the problem could lead to disruptions in air travel.
With the Thanksgiving day travel rush approaching, we need to be mindful of a growing problem in our airports — air traffic controller shortages. This piece, available in Real Clear Policy, explains the problem and what needs to be done to fix it.