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ACI-NA Criticizes 5G Mitigation Deal

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke responded to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) list of priority airports to receive mitigation strategies as required under a so-called deal to prevent widespread disruptions in air travel caused by the introduction of 5G telecom services, suggesting the deal does not address all the concerns of U.S. airports.

“The list of airports put forward by the FAA is largely irrelevant because the entire aviation system is about to be adversely impacted by this poorly planned and coordinated expansion of 5G service in and around airports,” said Burke. “Despite eleventh-hour efforts to resolve obvious concerns that could have been addressed months ago, this attempt at a short-term fix does not address a number of critical uncertainties about the potentially adverse impact of 5G on certain low visibility approaches. This so-called fix will create winners and losers within the airport community, and the entire aviation system will suffer under the terms of this deal.”

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