Hawaiian Airlines approved by FAA for use of PEDs in all phases of flight

Hawaiian Airlines has completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process allowing passengers to use their own Portable Electronic Devices (PED) on "airplane mode" during all phases of domestic flights, from gate-to-gate.

Following the new policy, passengers on board the airline’s fleet of Airbus 330-200 and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft between Hawai'i and 11 U.S. gateway destinations, and Boeing 717-200 aircraft on Neighbour Island routes, can now use their own PEDs such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers, music players and other small electronic devices under two pounds during all phases of flight, with limited restrictions, unless otherwise instructed by the in-flight crew.

"We applaud the FAA's new policy and are excited to allow our customers to use their devices throughout their flight when they travel with us," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and chief executive officer.

Photo by Dylan Ashe

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