Air travel could soon become an onboard hotbed for gadget consumption with the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A) confirming that it is to revaluate the selection of electronic devices passengers may use during the taxing, takeoff and landing phases of a flight.
Currently banned during the none cruising periods of flights due to potential interference dangers they may pose to onboard aviation equipment, the use of electronic devices such as tablets, eReaders and smartphones could soon be permitted throughout flights.
Last updated in 2006, the F.A.A has confirmed that it is to take a “fresh look” at the selection of personal electronic equipment that can be used onboard an aircraft with the ban tech use during takeoff and landing possible set to be lifted.
“With the advent of new and evolving electronic technology, and because the airlines have not conducted the testing necessary to approve the use of new devices, the FAA is taking a fresh look at the use of personal electronic devices, other than cellphones, on aircraft,” said Laura Brown, Deputy Assistant Administrator of Public Affairs for the F.A.A.
Whilst the F.A.A has revealed its intentions for a new look into the use of gadget during flights, any change to the rules and regulations is still a considerable time away.
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