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Thursday, 06 January, 2022

NATA Statement on the 5G Launch Delay

Washington, DC, January 6, 2022 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released the following statement on the two-week delay of 5G services launch. NATA has led the charge for aviation businesses as part of a strong coalition of aviation organizations to inform the FCC about the risks of potential radar altimeter interference issues with this rollout. “NATA is encouraged that the telecom companies recognize the potential effect of 5G services on the nation’s aviation infrastructure. Even this brief amount of additional time will allow stakeholders to better characterize and mitigate the impact. Recognizing the relief is temporary, discussions swiftly continue as work remains to determine a path forward,” stated NATA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs John McGraw. NATA will continue to monitor the situation, support further research and efforts that help ensure the safety of our airspace system, and notify our members of developments. Follow NATA for more on our websiteTwitter, and LinkedIn

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for more than 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.