The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing new rules that would allow users to use electronic devices on planes. For the time being only tablets will be allowed, smartphones may take longer to gain acceptance.
The new rules will allow users with devices like the iPad or Kindle to be used even in the most delicate phases of flights, takeoffs and landings. New policy is expected to be announced later this year by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“The agency was under tremendous pressure to let people use reading devices on planes, or to provide solid scientific evidence why they cannot,” according to Nick Bilton, who writes for the New York Times’ “Bits” blog.”
The first news will probably be released next July from a group that has worked closely with the FAA for the drafting of new rules. The first meetings was held in January and shows the presence of representatives of Amazon, the Consumer Electronics Association, Boeing and others.
In these meetings were discussed the fact that these devices could actually interfere with flight operations – element denied for quite some time – and perfect strict rules so that they were clear about the types of devices that fall under the new regulations.
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