The agency also said that it's considering allowing passengers to use their mobile phones to make calls during flights. But this would be a longer-term goal.
The news comes two weeks after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced that airline passengers in the United States would be permitted to use gadgets throughout their flights. The one notable exception: cell phones for voice communication. That remains banned on all U.S. flights.
The FAA said implementation times would vary, but it expected all planes would allow passengers to use their devices non-stop by the end of the year, provided they're turned to 'Flight Mode.'
JetBlue(JBLU), Delta(DAL), United Continental (UAL)and US Airways(LCC) have already jumped on the FAA's new rules, allowing the use of personal electronic devices since the start of the month.