Thursday 24 June 2021

Costa Rica Studying Loosening Rules On Use of Devices During Takeoff and Landing

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The Dirección General de Aviación Civil (Civil Aviation) is studying the possibility of allowing the use of electronic devices during landing and takeoff of all flights in Costa Rica.

Jorge Fernández, director of Aviación, confirmed that the entity is defining which devices do not interfere with aviation equipment and allow them during all phases of fligth.

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According to Fernández a decision is due before the end of the year.

Last month, in the United States, the FAA said it may soon allow the use of reading devices during takeoff and landing, reevaluating its stance regarding the use of mobile devices like the iPad and Kindle during takeoff and landing. The New York Times reported that the FAA may loosen rules by the end of the year.

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