Delta Air Lines is ready to allow its customers to be the first to use their PEDs (portable electronic devices) below 10,000 feet as early as tomorrow, pending FAA approval. Delta has completed carrier-defined PED tolerance testing across its fleet to ensure the safe operation of PDEs during all phases of flight and Delta’s plan has been submitted to the FAA for approval.
In support of the FAA’s call for expanded PED usage in flight, more than 570 mainline US domestic aircraft are ready to allow customer use of e-readers, tablets, and smartphones, in airplane mode, during taxi, takeoff and landing on domestic flights. Delta Connection’s more than 550 regional aircraft will be ready by the end of the year.
Delta has the largest Wi-Fi enabled fleet, including more than 800 aircraft.