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      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedNovember 5th, 2009

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Title

Focused Flying Act

Official Title

A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to promulgate regulations to prohibit the use of certain portable electronic devices in the cockpit of commercial aircraft during flight and to conduct a study of the safety impact of distracted pilots.

Summary

Focused Flying Act - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to promulgate regulations prohibiting commercial flight crew members from using portable electronic devices in the aircraft's cockpit during a flight, except for: (1) uses directly related to flight operations or safety; (2) the collection of safety data; or (3) other FAA-approved purposes. Directs the FAA Administrator to review relevant air carrier data and to study and report to Congress on: (1) common sources of distraction for cockpit commercial flight crew members; and (2) the safety impacts of such distractions.

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