Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority dispels flight safety concerns on 5G rollout in Nigeria.

Written by on February 1, 2022

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Monday, said that the planned rollout of the fifth generation (5G) mobile network poses no threat to safe flight operations.

The Director-General of the apex regulatory body, Captain Musa Nuhu, said despite the concerns raised in some parts of the United States, Nigeria should have no such worries given the absence of auto-landing in local aviation.

Transportation regulators have raised concerns that the version of 5G scheduled to be switched on in the U.S. and Nigeria, among others, could interfere with some airplane instruments and many aviation industry groups shared those fears despite reassurances from federal telecom regulators and wireless carriers.

On the recent theft of Arik Air’s Boeing 737 gadgets at Lagos Airport, the DG said the matter had been reported to the NCAA and investigation was ongoing.

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