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Electronics In Flight — Danger Or Distraction?

January 21st, 2011 01:10 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

another similar writes “IEEE Spectrum has a blog post revisiting the debate on whether electronic devices pose a risk to flight avionics spurred by a NY Post article about Arianna Huffington’s refusal to power down her Blackberry during takeoff. The post points out the EU’s removal of their own ban on cell phone use in 2007 and the likelihood of significant non-compliance daily in the US — and curiously, planes haven’t been falling from the sky at a similar rate. While the potential exists for there to be a problem, it would appear the risk is low. Ever bent the rules? Is an app for landing commercial jets somewhere in our future?”

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