Airlines call on Biden admin to halt 5G deployment near airports

The United States’ leading airlines have again called on the Biden administration to not implement 5G technology near airports, stating to do so would cause “significant operation disruption” to air passengers, shippers and supply chains.

The letter signed by executives of the nation’s 10 leading airlines was sent Monday to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Stephen Dickson and others asking them to halt deployment Wednesday of 5G technology within two miles of airport runways.

“The ripple effects across both passenger and cargo operations, our workforce and the broader economy are simply incalculable,” the executives said in the letter obtained by POLITICO. “Every one of the passenger and cargo carriers will be struggling to get people shipments, planes and crews where they need to be. To be blunt, the nation’s commerce will grind to a halt.”

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