14 Oct

FAA panel: Wi-Fi is safe on planes even during takeoff and landing

By WiFiNovation

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory committee “has concluded passengers can safely use hand-held electronic devices, including those connected to onboard Wi-Fi systems, during all portions of flights on nearly all US airliners,” the Wall Street Journal reported last night.The committee’s report and recommendations haven’t been released yet, but a senior Amazon.com official who leads the advisory group’s technical subcommittee revealed the contents to the newspaper. “Nearly all airline fleets ‘already have been so dramatically improved and aircraft are so resilient’ to electronic interference, according to Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president of global public policy, that the committee concluded they would be safe for ‘gate to gate use’ of such devices,” the WSJ wrote.

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