Delta Air Lines 5G-Ready | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-01.31.24 Airborne-FlightTraining-02.01.24

Airborne-Affordable Flyers-02.02.24

Tue, Sep 05, 2023

Delta Air Lines 5G-Ready

Carrier Completes Updates to Radio Altimeters

Delta Air Lines has announced the completion of its move to 5-G 'immune' radio altimeters throughout the entire fleet, rendering it ready for a wave of high-speed, high-performance cellular networking.

The carrier had, like so many others, been caught a bit flat footed during the rollout of 5G networks across the country. An agreement between cell networks, airlines, and the FAA has provided additional time for them to update their equipment to newer, unaffected avionics, but time has continued to run out. A series of decisions, NOTAMs, and regulations had threatened the ability for carriers to be able to hold a schedule in regions of inclement weather - interference between 5G antennas had been deemed a threat for flight dependent upon their radio altimeters. The agreement between the two heaviest hitters in the cell network market, Verizon and AT&T, held until July 1st, when all bets were off. Now, the full gamut of C-band 5G is open for business, whether carriers domestic and international are ready for it. While some had worried that the industry would see yet another reason for delays throughout the aviation ecosystem, Delta says they got through the summer without issue.

Now, after months of work, the carrier is happy to say that no matter what comes, they're ready for the full gamut of 5G broadcasting. Delta has managed to outfit about 190 of its previously unequipped A220 aircraft, allowing it to stand ready despite an industry beset with supply delays. Delta may be early to the party, with other carriers possibly fighting over whatever radar altimetry units they can find. 



More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.24)

Aero Linx: American Astronautical Society (AAS) The American Astronautical Society leads and advances the discussion around space. Since 1954, AAS has been the premier network of c>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.17.24)

“Failing to adhere to the safety requirements for flying drones endangers people and property. All drone operators have a responsibility to ensure that they observe all appli>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.24): Total Estimated Elapsed Time [ICAO]

Total Estimated Elapsed Time [ICAO] For IFR flights, the estimated time required from takeoff to arrive over that designated point, defined by reference to navigation aids, from wh>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.24)

“NASA scientific instruments are on their way to the Moon – a giant leap for humanity as we prepare to return to the lunar surface for the first time in more than half >[...]

Airborne 02.16.24: SnF Constellation!, Drone Soccer, VTOL Challenge

Also: Mandatory CVR Upgrades?, Joby Air Taxi, Hartzell in India, Tuskegee NEXT Summer Program A rare appearance by the Lockheed VC-121A “MacArthur Bataan” is scheduled >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC