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May 31, 2023

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How Boeing's Research Is Ensuring the Safety of Flight in 5G Environments

The fifth generation (5G) cellular network offering increased high-speed data uses a range of frequencies. These frequencies (also known as C-band) have the potential to interfere with radio altimeters used on aircraft. Radio altimeters, which also use C-band frequencies, have been successfully used on aircraft for decades. In addition to providing the aircraft altitude, the radio altimeter connects to several critical aircraft systems.

The altitude information transmitted through the radio altimeter is critical to automatic landing systems, flight controls, primary displays, crew alerting, and surveillance, just to name a few. Radio altimeters differ from standard altimeters, which only provide the aircraft's altitude above sea level by measuring atmospheric pressure.

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World’s Best Airline for 2023 Named by (CNN)

World Leading Health Experts Say Aviation Industry Must Act on Cabin Fumes as They Launch New Medical Guidance (SCIENCE DAILY)

S Korea’s Asiana Airlines Bans Emergency Seats After Door Opens (ALJAZEERA)


4 Things to Know About the Future of the U.S. Hotel Market (PHOCUSWIRE)


Using Pig Fat as Green Jet Fuel Will Hurt Planet, Experts Warn (BBC)

Japan to Introduce SAF Mandate for Fuel Producers (AVIATION WEEK)


New State Travel Warning Challenges Cos. to Keep Travelers Safe (BTN)

Post-COVID Travelers Are More Cautious on Coverage (INSURANCE BUSINESS MAG)

Business Travel Finally Bouncing Back as Mindsets Shift (TRAVEL PULSE)

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The travel industry is a major contributor to climate change, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Your customers know this and want you to help them take action.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Public transport workers' nationwide strike averted in Argentina May 30.

Japan and Taiwan - Tropical Storm Mawar tracking north-northeastward in the Philippine Sea early May 31. Close approach to Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, June 1-3.

Mexico and United States - Monsoon storms are likely in southwestern US and northwestern Mexico through September. Flash flooding could cause transport disruptions.

New Zealand - Severe weather forecast over most of South Island, New Zealand, through early June 2. Flooding and disruptions possible.

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