Airline CEOs Warn Of 5g “Catastrophe”

( After years of being told that concerns about 5G technology are unfounded and based on conspiracy theories, the chief executives of some of the biggest cargo and passenger carriers in the United States just warned that 5G could actually ground planes.

On Monday, airlines warned that AT&T and Verizon’s new C-Band 5G service could make a large number of aircraft unusable and even “potentially strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas.”

The chief executives of Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and a number of others warned that unless their major hubs are cleared to fly, “the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially be grounded.”

The Federal Aviation Administration warned that interference from 5G connections could affect sensitive instruments in the airplanes, including altimeters. Such interference could seriously reduce pilots’ abilities to operate in low visibility.

It would mean that during low visibility conditions, planes would be forced to remain grounded, with hundreds of thousands of passengers subject to cancellations in potentially just one day.

The letter, which was sent to the White House National Economic Council director Brian Deese as well as the utterly useless Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, warned that the nation’s commerce “will grind to a halt” unless something is done.

Verizon and AT&T are aware of the problem and already agreed on January 3 to buffer zones around 50 airports in the United States to reduce the risk of interference with planes. The companies have also promised to take other measures to reduce potential interference from 5G over the next six months, and also agreed to delay the deployment of the new network until Wednesday – which has now passed.

Airlines are requesting that more is done, including extending the buffer zone to 2 miles outside of every single airport runway in the country.

It doesn’t seem like too much to ask for, does it?