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Submission + - Wi-Fi proven to interfere with aircraft (zdnet.com.au) 1

lukehopewell1 writes: "It's official: using Wi-Fi on a plane can interfere with a pilot's navigational equipment, according to airline equipment manufacturers Honeywell Avionics and Boeing today.

Boeing confirmed to ZDNet Australia this afternoon that the issue does exist, but said that it has not delivered any planes suffering the fault.

"Blanking of the Phase 3 Display Units (DUs) has been reported during airline EMI (electromagnetic interference) certification testing of wireless broadband systems (Wi-Fi) on various Next-Generation 737 aeroplanes," Boeing told ZDNet Australia in a statement."

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Wi-Fi proven to interfere with aircraft

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  • It's not a critical problem (will probably just need a bit of extra shielding to fix) but it means the ban on cell phones will stay.

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