iPad on Airplanes: If you have ever used an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad or any other electronic device on an airplane, you know that there are restrictions involved. For instance, you cannot use your tablet during takeoff or landing. Easy enough, right?
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According to an article by POLITICO, the FAA is not doing enough to satisfy Sen. Claire McCaskill. Instead, McCaskill plans to “write legislation to allow passengers to use electronic devices during all aspects of flight.”
While you may think McCaskill has more important things to worry about, she is actually pushing pretty hard for this bill to pass. Recently, she sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to discuss her concerns. You can read the letter in its entirety here.
It is important to note that the proposed bill has nothing to do with the use of smartphones. Instead, it is intended for the use of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads, tablets, and other similar devices.
Here is what the article had to say, explaining the senator’s stance on the issue:
“McCaskill said neither members of the public nor lawmakers believe the FAA’s contention that regulations requiring passengers to shut off their devices during takeoff and landing “are any longer about safety.”
Huerta has responded to McCaskill, but apparently the information he provided was not good enough. For example, “Huerta said in that letter that the FAA is gathering comments from the aviation and technology industries and has formed an Aviation Rulemaking Committee that is expected to deliver its recommendations this summer, most likely in July.”
While McCaskill continues to wait around to see what the future brings, she continues to write a bill that will remove the old rules and change the future of tablet usage on airplanes.
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