By Keith Laing - 06/04/13 04:26 PM EDT
The FAA has said that the prohibition is a safety precaution against interference with airplane computer systems, though the agency has come under pressure to reverse course the policy from lawmakers after allowing pilots to use iPads in cockpits to record flight data.
The study estimated that one out of every nine airline passengers is now using a tablet or electronic device during flights.
The FAA has said that it expects to deliver the results of its study of the impact of electronics on flights in July.
At least one lawmaker, Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillWhy Wasserman Schultz must go Sanders aide: Easier for Dems to unify if Wasserman Schultz steps down Dem senator: DNC head ‘has to make a decision’ on her own future MORE (D-Mo.) has threatened to introduce legislation to force the change if the agency does not decide to relent on its own.
The full study can be read here.