• Comments filed on AeroMACS Petition for Rulemaking
  • September 14, 2017 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • In April, the WiMAX Forum filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Commission to initiate the process for promulgating rules for the aeronautical mobile airport communication system (AeroMACS) (Vol. XIV, Issue 15). The American Association of Airport Executives filed comments in favor of the WiMAX petition stating that they correctly identified a list of non-exhaustive eligible users, which include airports, airlines, airline navigation service providers and aeronautical communications network providers. While many comments support a swift adoption of rules, Aeronautical mobile telemetry (AMT) stakeholders have expressed concerns about interference, and believe a framework for addressing interference should be in place before the FCC adopts an NPRM. The Aerospace and Flight Test Radio Coordinating Council voiced serious concerns about the proposed rules and argued that more work is needed before the Commission can make an “informed decision.”