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Boeing planes vulnerable to cellphone interference: report

Steve Goldstein

Potentially hundreds of Boeing 737 and 777 planes worldwide are flying with unsafe systems vulnerable to passenger cellphones, Bloomberg News reported, citing a 2014 Federal Aviation Administration safety bulletin. The display units vulnerable to interference were made by Honeywell International , which says it is only aware of one case where all six display units in a 737 went blank, which was caused by a software problem that has been fixed and been flight tested. Boeing found the interference only in a lab test in 2012, the report said.