Carriers are taking steps to prepare for potential FAA flight limits when a new 5G wireless service goes live Jan. 5

ByAndrew TangelandDrew FitzGerald

Airlines have begun planning for possible flight disruptions from a new fifth-generation cellular service slated to go live early next year, industry officials said.

Airlines Brace for Flight Restrictions in 5G Standoff

The early steps by airlines are a response to a Federal Aviation Administration order earlier this month. The directive outlined potential restrictions on landing in bad weather in up to 46 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, where the new wireless service is scheduled to roll out starting Jan. 5.

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