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U.S. senator and private plane aficionado McCaskill wants FAA to relax on-board electronics use

Excerpt from The Hill

Dec 12, 2012 12:05 pm

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The FAA has reportedly been looking into relaxed regulations for electronics use for some months, and rising pressure from Washington will hopefully rush the process along.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tuesday to relax its rules for electronic device use on airplanes or face legislation from her forcing it to do so.

The FAA said earlier this year that it was reviewing its policies regarding electronic devices, which have come under fire from both airline passengers and electronic manufacturers in recent years.

“We live in an increasingly connected world, and information is traveling at the speed it takes our email to refresh,” the recently reelected Missouri senator said in a statement.

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