|As a frequent flier I look forward to this change.||March 19, 2012|
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking at ways to update its policy on the use of portable electronics during takeoff and landing, according to The New York Times. Cell phones are still off the table, but the FAA seems interested in letting people use e-readers and tablets throughout the flight, the story said.
“With the advent of new and evolving electronic technology, and because the airlines have not conducted the testing necessary to approve the use of new devices, the FAA is taking a fresh look at the use of personal electronic devices, other than cell phones, on aircraft,” a FAA spokesperson said.
For the time being, iPad users still will not be able to leave their devices switched on. The FAA has much work to do, and many unanswered questions to address about changing the current regulations, the story said.