The Federal Aviation Administration has been telling us to power down our electronics for years – but that is changing this year due to the obvious fact that there is no scientific proof of dangerous electronic interference.
The FAA is currently working with an industry group to draft new legislation which is expected to announce their findings in July, but an anonymous source has leaked information to the New York Times that the FAA will relax its take-off rules as early as next year. Since the FAA has been unable to provide solid scientific proof of interference the agency is under intense pressure from industry groups and legislators to allow passengers the same rights as flight attendance and pilots who use iPads for flight manuals during all phases of flight:
“So it’s O.K. to have iPads in the cockpit; it’s O.K. for flight attendants — and they are not in a panic — yet it’s not O.K. for the traveling public,” said Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO).