FAA set to relax rules on personal gadgets

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2013/03/faa-set-to-relax-rules-on-personal-gadgets/

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is understood to be preparing to announce a significant easing up of the rules governing the use of passenger devices aboard commercial aircraft by the end of 2013.

    Citing sources inside an industry working group set up by the FAA to look at the possibility of expanding usage for electronics on commercial aircraft during flight, the New York Times reports that the US aviation agency hopes to announce by the end of the year that rules for reading devices during takeoff and landing will be relaxed.

    Any change in rules would not include mobile phones, however.
    Both sources cited by the newspaper said that the FAA was under pressure to let people use reading devices or provide solid scientific evidence as to why travelers shouldn’t be allowed to use the devices.

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    Most of these banned devices (including cell phones) are in fact on during take-off and landing anyway. It's pretty easy to look around and see how many people at most put them to sleep or just turn them around so their screens don't show.
     
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    Yep, that is why I feel they are changing the offical rule. Nobody listens to the current rule and ther does not seem to be any known impact.
     
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