The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is urging the FAA to ease rules governing the inflight use of portable electronic devices (PEDs). The agencies split jurisdiction when it comes to PEDs. The FAA regulates their use before takeoff, while the FCC assumes oversight during flight. The FAA, however, has taken the lead on a six-month study examining current aircraft operator policies and procedures regarding PEDs. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski expresses support for the review ...


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