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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