Washington (CNN Business) – Federal officials have decided to ease some restrictions on commercial aircraft that will take effect this week when new 5G technology is rolled out near airports.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it has allowed the use of two radar altimeters used on some Boeing and Airbus planes, a move it says will allow many US commercial planes to land at some airports.
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Days before Wednesday’s activation, the FAA said it had lifted restrictions on about 45% of the US commercial airline fleet and that about 48 of the 88 affected runways would be eligible to land in low visibility conditions. The approvals include Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, MD-10 and MD-11 aircraft, and Airbus A310, A319, A320, A321, A330 and A350 aircraft.
“Even with these new approvals, flights at some airports may still be affected,” the FAA said in a statement. “The FAA is also continuing to work with manufacturers to understand how radar altimeter data is used in other flight control systems.”