FAA OK’s gadgets in all phases of flight

Well it’s about time. This morning, the FAA announced, effective immediately, “airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance.

But don’t start playing “Angry Birds” during taxi-out yet…

The announcement goes on to say that individual airlines will be gradually changing their policies to allow expanded gadget use, and that most airlines will have new, FAA approved policies in place for passengers by the end of 2013. So, it’s coming, but it’s not here yet :(.

In the meantime, feel free to load up your smart device with games, movies, music and books to be ready for the new year’s travels!

Read the press release: FAA to Allow Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics 

AeroSavvy is written by Ken Hoke. Since 1984, Ken has loitered the skies in many vehicles, most notably the classic Douglas DC-8. He currently frustrates air traffic controllers in the US, Asia, and Europe as a Boeing 767 captain for a package express airline.
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