FAA’s New Electronic Device Rules To ‘Go Into Effect Next Year’

FAA’s New Electronic Device Rules To ‘Go Into Effect Next Year’

The New York Times is reporting that the US Federal Aviation Administration is about to finalise its loosened restrictions on in-flight gadget use — more than a year after it first announced it was mulling the idea.

The newspaper suggests that the decision made by the panel will be suggested to the FAA by the end of the month, and likely go into effect next year. The FAA’s reluctance to change policy on gadgets has been broadly criticised by everyone from politicians to consumers, and it seems likely that any softening of the rules will be greeted with open arms. Certainly, it can’t come soon enough — the current guidelines are based on regulations that have remained unchanged since 1966. [New York Times]

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