Report: FAA panel to recommend easing electronic restrictions

Currently, the FAA prohibits the use of all electronics when airplanes are below 10,000 feet.

The agency told The Hill on Friday that it has not formally received the recommendation.

The FAA’s review of the electronic rules for airline passengers came in response to the agency facing pressure from lawmakers and airline passengers to allowing passengers to use their electronic devices during flights.

The agency took a step toward changing its stance on electronic devices by allowing pilots to use iPads to record flight data in 2011.