NBAA Issues Statement on Delay of Nationwide 5G Rollout

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Jan. 4, 2022 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement regarding the agreement to delay the imminent, nationwide rollout of 5G cellular service for 14 days. Bolen noted that the delay will provide a fuller understanding about the impact of 5G signals on critical aviation safety technologies, including their potential for radar altimeter interference.

“NBAA welcomes this short-term reprieve from the Verizon and AT&T 5G rollout, so that we can better understand and communicate its potential impact on aircraft, airports and airspace across the system. We need answers to key questions in order to ensure we remain the world’s largest, safest and most efficient aviation system, and we will utilize this time to gather and share much-needed information about this development for all aviation segments, including business aviation.”

Bolen noted that the association plans to provide a real-time resource on the 5G deployment as more information becomes available. In the meantime, the organization has information available at

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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