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FAA to study use of electronics on planes

Posted: August 27, 2012 12:54 p.m.
Updated: August 27, 2012 12:54 p.m.

TSA screened a passenger to board his American Airlines flight at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport July 31. The FAA is studying allowing people to use electronic devices during flights.

 

It's going to be a while before airline passengers can use iPads and other electronic devices during the whole flight.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it's forming a committee to study the issue. But its plan suggests the committee's work won't be done until March at the earliest.

The committee will give a recommendation to the FAA, which will make the final decision about any changes. The FAA says allowing cell phone use during flights isn't under consideration.

Airlines currently ban electronic devices until the plane reaches 10,000 feet. They have to be put away before landing, too.

In March, the FAA raised hopes that it might loosen rules for electronic devices by saying it would study ways to test them.

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