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Prohibition on Personal Use of Electronic Devices on the Flight Deck

Abstract: This rulemaking will prohibit flight crewmembers in part 121 operations from using a wireless communications device or laptop computer for personal use while at their duty station while the aircraft is being operated. This rulemaking will also clarify that this prohibition does not apply to the use of wireless communications devices for a purpose directly related to operation of the aircraft. The action is necessary to mitigate distractions in the cockpit, increase situational awareness, and reinforce sterile cockpit procedures, as recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Additionally, this action is necessary to conform with the requirements of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95, sec. 307).
RIN: 2120-AJ17
Type: Rule Making
SUB TYPE Rulemaking and Procedural Rules
Disposition Pending
Action Office AFS-200
Legal Deadlines Source NPRM
Legal Deadlines Description NPRM
Legal Deadlines Date November 16 2012, at 12.00 AM EST
Legal Deadlines Action Statutory
Government Level Affected No

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