FCC Asks FAA To Allow The Use Of Electronic Devices During Flights

Back in August, we wrote to you the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to review its rules regarding the use of electronics devices such as tablets and smartphones during flights. In a move to influence the FAA’s decision for good, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is calling on the FAA to “enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices” during flights. According to The Hill, Genachowski sent a letter to FAA acting administrator Michael Huerta earlier today, promising that the FCC is willing to help the FAA and airlines companies in reviewing their policies.

“This review comes at a time of tremendous innovation, as mobile devices are increasingly interwoven in our daily lives,” writes Genachowski. “They empower people to stay informed and connected with friends and family, and they enable both large and small businesses to be more productive and efficient, helping drive economic growth and boost U.S. competitiveness.” The FAA has declined to comment on the report. The FCC’s intervention will either make or break the FAA’s decision to allow the use of electronic devices during flights.

Read more about faa and FCC.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments



You May Also Like

British Airways Now Lets Passengers Use Electronic Devices Gate To Gate

BlackBerry Hamburg Spotted At The FCC

Moto E3 Spotted At The FCC, Could Launch Stateside In September

Nexus Player With Refreshed Hardware Spotted At The FCC

OnePlus 3 Gets FCC Certification

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule Out Of Stock At Apple Stores

FAA Tests FBI’s Drone Detection Tool At JFK Airport

Samsung Galaxy J2 Gains FCC Certification

Most Shared

The Sega Saturn Has Finally Been Cracked After 20 Years

Lady Advertises Herself As A Pokemon GO Trainer For $20 An Hour

Samsung Galaxy Wide Officially Announced

LG To Restructure Mobile Division Following Poor LG G5 Sales

HTC ‘Marlin’ Nexus Specs Leaked

Some OnePlus 3 Users Complaining Of Yellowish Smudge On Their Screens

It Looks Like China Ripped Off Super Smash Bros. As Well

id Software Explains Why Quake Champions Is A PC-Only Game

Man Sues Apple For $10bn Alleging iOS Devices Infringed On His Ideas

Game Of Thrones Confirmed To Have 13 Episodes Left In The Series

Blizzard Wants To Help Combat Harassment On Twitch

Russian Embassy Tweets Image From Command & Conquer To Warn Of Terrorism

Fans Want Help Raising $20 Million To ‘Fix Dorne’ In Game Of Thrones

Hyperloop One’s First Public Speed Test Is A Success

Apple Hit With $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Over iMessage & FaceTime

Alleged iPhone 7 Dummy Unit Photo Surfaces