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Board any commercial flight these days and you'll notice it looks like a virtual electronics store.
What we've had happen is an explosion of electronic devices on -- aircraft you know people are doing more and more with less and less time.
So they -- -- scratch in the last you know possible email they can't or text message to their loved one before they leave.
Cell phones laptops tablets MP3 players.
As does the list of problems they could cause with the airplane itself.
There's -- -- sensitivity that electronic devices could interfere.
With the navigation.
Of the aircraft.
The devices that you bring on -- do you have.
Electronic emissions that can get find their way into the antennas -- -- the wire in here and the devices on the airplane which is why anything with an on off switch has to be powered down.
During takeoff and landing also while the plane is flying below 101000 feet that was done with very deliberate.
Actions to assess the airplane operations safely.
With these kind of devices on the plane but now the FAA says it's open to -- examining the policy.
And having good discussions on how to test which gadgets can be safely used something many passengers are on board with.
And noxious to after senator leaving them without betraying that I've gallant and I could use -- -- on -- play today at.
Issue is -- so much cell phones because they send and receive signals.
It's more about things that don't like your Kendall or iPod they can definitively prove that they don't interfere with the like controls.
And I don't have a problem but.
But aviation experts say it's about more than just that the other side of that though is -- physical safety.
You want anything that could go -- around the cabin to be stowed safely then there's the concern passengers aren't paying attention.
In case of an emergency.
A book is not a distraction that.
An open laptop it's -- be a distraction it's also a distraction if you got your -- turned on.
The FAA says as with any regulation no change will happen until the agency is certain it will not impact safety.
For now it is up to the individual airlines to test each device and see how they react all on board their airplanes.
In Los Angeles Casey Stegall.
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