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FAA approves more altimeters for 5G area use

The FAA issued new approvals on Wednesday, clearing the path for another three altimeters to perform low-visibility landings.The latest round of approvals has now cleared 62% of the U.S. commercial fleet to land at airports where ATandamp;T and Verizon have deployed 5G C-band.A safety buffer around airports on Tuesday expanded the number of airports available to aircraft with cleared altimeters.RELATED: As 5G network goes live this week, aircraft operators need to know these latest safety updatesIn a statement posted Wednesday, the FAA said they are continuing to work with manufacturers to understand how radar altimeter data is used in other flight control systems.Aircraft models approved for low-visibility landings at C-band active airports include some Boeing 717, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 models, McDonnell Douglas MD-10 and MD-11 planes, and Airbus A300, A310, A319, A320, A330, A340, A350, and A380 models.
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