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FAA Extends Deadline for Study on Safety of Electronics During Takeoff & Landing

You may soon be able to use your Kindle and iPad during takeoff. Last year, The Federal Aviation Administration created a government-industry group to study the use of personal electronic devices and determine  when these devices can be used safely during flight.

The group was expected to release findings from the research in July, but the organization has asked for a 2 month extension.

CNBC has the latest statement from the FAA:

‘The FAA recognizes consumers are intensely interested in the use of personal electronics aboard aircraft, [and] that is why we tasked a government-industry group to examine the safety issues and the feasibility of changing the current restrictions,’ the agency said in a statement. ‘At the group’s request, the FAA has granted a two-month extension to complete the additional work necessary for the safety assessment. We will wait for the group to finish its work before we determine next steps.’

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