US orders airlines to replace cockpit computer screens that could break from Wi-Fi

autor: | Říj 1, 2014 | English News

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in over 1,300 Boeing aircraft that may go blank when interfered with by Wi-Fi signals. The screens at issue are used to display airspeed, altitude, and other navigation information to pilots, which the administration says could lead to a crash should it happen during takeoff, approach, or landing. The displays are made by Honeywell, and it turns out that they don’t meet the FAA’s required tolerance levels for Wi-Fi.

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