The FAA says it has “streamlined” the approval process that airlines can use for approving on-board personal electronic devices (PEDs), opening the door for individual airlines by the end of the year to approve PEDs for use at all times during a flight. Currently the agency requires all electronic devices to be turned off below 10,000 ft., a safety measure put in place to avoid the potential for interference between the devices and the aircraft’s avionics. But during an event ...

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