Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (275)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

275. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Irish Aviation Authority has noted that an advisory panel to the United States Federal Aviation Administration has recommended allowing personal electronics to be used throughout flights, including during take-off and landing; if such discussions have been held regarding a similar arrangement within the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45456/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The subject matter of this question, i.e. the possible use of personal electronics during flights within the European Union, is an operational aviation safety issue and, as such, is a matter for the Irish Aviation Authority.  I have referred the question to them for direct reply and I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a reply has not been received within 10 working days.