Aircraft Can Handle Electronic-Device Use, Panel to Tell FAA

A federal advisory committee is set to tell the Federal Aviation Administration that many aircraft flying today are largely ready to handle passengers using their electronic devices during all phases of flight, including takeoffs and landings, a committee member said.

The committee limited its recommendations to electronic devices that are not connected to the Internet, said two people familiar with the report. If the FAA follows the recommendations, fliers could read e-books, listen to music or watch movies during takeoffs and landings if the content is saved on their devices.

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