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November 16, 2022

AEA Joins Aviation Coalition In Urging Extension Of 5G C-Band Deadline

Aviation Industry Groups Urging Uncle Sam To Delay Deadlines To Retrofit Radar Altimeters

On Nov. 15, 2022, the Aircraft Electronics Association joined several aviation industry groups urging the United States government to delay deadlines to retrofit radar altimeters designed to avoid potential 5G C-Band interference. In a letter sent to government officials, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s acting administrator and the secretary of transportation, the coalition wrote: “Our industry is strongly supportive of the deployment and implementation of 5G services nationwide, but we will not compromise aviation safety..."

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United Airlines Grants 5% Pay Raise to Pilots

Unscheduled Raise Shows Need for Retention in Modern Economy

United Airlines Holdings is giving pilots a 5% pay bump as promised during an earlier cost-reduction deal, a few months earlier than anticipated. As stipulated in the Pandemic Recovery Agreement (LOA 20-05), the raise was set to go into effect for the May 2023 bid period. Unexpectedly, United, possibly spurred on by a quick return to profitability or tiresome contract negotiations, decided to let it happen earlier than planned.

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