Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider ban on using electronic during takeoff and landing

Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider ban on using electronic during takeoff and landing
We’ve grown addicted to our smartphones and tablets, and for a good reason - they often contain tons of information about us, our plans, ideas, and recent surveys confirm that we’d give up a lot of things, just not our gadgets. And now, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recognizing that we need our devices more than ever, and is starting to reconsider the ban on using electronics during takeoff and landing.

The FAA is forming a new committee that will study the issue and see if it’s possible to allow using your phone, tablet, laptop, and portable device in general at all times on a flight. Here’s a brief description of all the issues the new committee will tackle:



The bad news? It will take a lot of time for the FAA to reach any kind of decision. The group is expected to finish its studies by March, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it takes months after that until the decision is approved.

source: FAA via Bloomberg

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