The US Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing aircraft to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices.
Airlines will need to replace certain cockpit display units made by Honeywell International used on Boeing's 737 and 777 jets within five years, according to an FAA document.
The FAA said the display units were susceptible to interference from Wi-Fi frequencies. Independent tests conducted by the agency and Boeing both showed blanking on the screens when Wi-Fi devices were used near them.
The displays are also susceptible to transmissions from mobile phones, weather radar and mobile satellite communications, the FAA said. Full Story - Air Wise
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