New wireless service provider LightSquared is being wracked by very negative reports regarding its technology. According to test made by the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing, LightSquaredâ€™s proposed LTE service interferes with the flight safety system. Specifically, it affects the alerts given to pilots about approaching terrain.
The FAA conducted the test of the flight control systems. The test revealed that LightSquaredâ€™s system actually creates a lot of interference in the safety system that was devised to alert pilots if it is going to encounter terrain or any kind of obstructions within its flightpath. [Read more…]