Paris | 5G phones can interfere with the operation of aircraft altimeters due to the use of neighboring frequency waves, we learned on Tuesday from civil aviation officials in France that we recommend turning off these mobiles on board machines.
“The use of 5G equipment on board aircraft can lead to interference that could lead to potential errors in altitude measurements,” the Directorate General Director General’s spokesman told AFP. Civil Aviation (DGAC).
The DGAC states that errors caused by this potential phenomenon, “signal interference by a wave of close frequency frequency and comparable or greater than radio altimeters” are “particularly critical during instrument landing stages”.
The French administration issued an information bulletin on the matter last week to the attention of flight operators.
This document contains several preventive measures. He specifically on board said, “All electronic devices are compatible with 5G [soient] In airplane mode or off ”.
In addition, “In the event of an interruption, personnel must notify the air traffic service provider so that they can then take the necessary operational action and alert the supervisory authority and the airport operator”, as well. .
In addition, the DGAC indicated that “conditions have been defined for the implementation of 5G antennas in the territory, in order to control these risks of interfering with on-board systems during landing stages at French airports”.
As a result, the level of power emitted by 5G antennas was limited and deployed over French territory, near 17 airports known as “all-weather” landing operations, the DGAC announced in November. “Additional technical analyzes” to ensure compatibility of these stations with civil aviation requirements.
“For the 123 other airports in the territory, the surveillance of antennas deployed nearby is in close coordination with the National Frequency Agency (ANFR), making it possible to work quickly with reinforced measures,” a disturbance, underlined the French administration on Tuesday.
By the end of December, operators had opened 8,600 5G sites commercially in France, with only 5,640 operator free, according to figures published by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) in mid-January.