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FAA considers rule forbidding flight crews from surfing Facebook on duty

Excerpt from The Hill

Mar 05, 2013 9:18 am

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The ruling would restrict flight crews’ use of mobile devices beyond critical points of flight departure and landing, but would prove difficult to enforce with crews 30,000 feet above the regulators.

— Samantha Shankman

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it’s bringing regulations in line with the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that Congress passed last February. That legislation called for a ban on flight crews using technology for personal use at their “duty stations.”

The rule “is intended to ensure that certain non-essential activities do not contribute to the challenge of task management on the flight deck or a loss of situational awareness due to attention to non-essential tasks,” the FAA wrote in the Federal Register document about the rules.

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