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FAA Had to Reroute Air Traffic Due to "Mystery" GPS Interference;

• by B.N. Frank

5G warnings and opposition has limited, slowed, and/or stopped deployment including near some U.S. airports due to dangerous interference issues with aviation equipment (see 1234).  Nevertheless, activation has continued throughout the U.S. which may or may not have caused some recent problems in Texas.

From Ars Technica:

GPS interference caused the FAA to reroute Texas air traffic. Experts stumped.

Dan Goodin

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of mysterious GPS interference that, over the past few days, has closed one runway at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and prompted some aircraft in the region to be rerouted to areas where signals were working properly.

The interference first came to light on Monday afternoon when the FAA issued an advisory over ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service). It warned flight personnel and air traffic controllers of GPS interference over a 40-mile swath of airspace near the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. The advisory read in part: "ATTN ALL AIRCRAFT. GPS REPORTED UNRELIABLE WITHIN 40 NM OF DFW."