Pilots Using Wireless Laptops In The Cockpit
from the wait-just-a-second... dept
So, while airlines still have all sorts of crazy rules about what electronics you can use when, and wireless devices seem strictly forbidden for passengers, they’re apparently a-ok for pilots. Britannia Airways is replacing their pilot manuals with laptops loaded with the documents. The laptops will have wireless connections so that they’re constantly updating to the latest version every time they return to the airport. So, my question is whether or not the pilots are allowed to view these manuals in their laptops during the ascent and descent when all the passengers are told we need to turn off our laptops for “safety reasons”? The blurb says that the laptops have been approved for use in the cockpit and only showed minimal interference. If they don’t interfere in the cockpit itself, then why are we supposed to believe they’re causing interference off in the cabin?