FAA not rushing on approving electronic devices in flight
Posted at: 08/28/2012 6:23 AM
Those who fly will still have to stow their electronic toys until their aircraft reaches cruising altitude at least for a while longer.
The Federal Aviation Administration has formed a committee to look into whether such devices can be used throughout the entire flight or still have to disappear during preparation for takeoffs and landing.
But there's a catch. The panel's indicates the work won't be done until next March if by then.
Back in March the FAA raised hopes that it might ease restrictions on electronic devices aboard aircraft by saying it would study their use. And even if devices like iPads are cleared for use during takeoffs and landings, the use of cell phones in flight will remain grounded.