FAA Pushes To Remove Electronics Ban On Flights
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly making plans to relax some of the rules put on passengers regarding in-flight use of electronics.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen promise of our iPads during take-off, but it appears that the FAA is at the very least moving in the right direction.
If you have miraculously managed to avoid commercial airline flight, the usual practice on a plane ride is to turn off all electronics during take-off and landing, usually during the climb to 10,000 feet.
The rule was implemented in the sixties, when electronics more easily interfered with the electronic equipment in the plane’s cockpit, posing a clear threat to the safety of everyone on board.
According to the WSJ, citing a draft by a high-level advisory panel to the agency, fliers will be able to use electronic devices during take-off and landing, but cell phone functionality is still banned. These amendments to the law are still up for modification, as they haven’t passed through the FAA yet, but it seems clear from the report that everyone agrees on one thing: the rules are highly outdated.