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Chairman Genachowski on FAA Review of PEDS on Commercial Aircraft

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Released: August 28, 2012

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August 28, 2012

Tammy Sun at (202) 418-0505,

Statement from Chairman Julius Genachowski on FAA Review of PEDs on Commercial Aircraft
“I am pleased that the FAA is taking a fresh look at the use of personal electronic devices on commercial
aircraft, such as tablets and e-readers. These devices are increasingly interwoven into our everyday lives,
empowering millions of Americans to stay informed and connected with friends and family, and enable
businesses to be more productive and efficient. Dramatic changes in technology and society make it both
appropriate and timely for the FAA to review whether updates to their rules are needed. I strongly
support this effort, and look forward to working with the FAA.”
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