Airlines assess threat to flights due to GPS distortion over Israel

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The lack of a GPS signal over Israeli territory does not affect the level of flight safety. This was reported by the press service of Red Wings Airlines.

“In essence, even the complete absence of a GPS signal along the entire air route does not threaten the safety of passengers. Currently, the airline continues to operate flights to Israel as usual,” Red Wings reports to RBC.

In such situations, for flight safety, the aircraft crew uses the standard navigation system and VOR/DME radio beacons. General Director of Azimut Airlines Pavel Ekzhanov added that GPS signals are not the main tool for spatial orientation.

Israel previously limited the use of GPS signals in the border area with Lebanon due to IDF shelling. It was noted that due to restrictions on the use of GPS, there could be malfunctions in the operation of some applications, reports RT.


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