Gee, I thought bringing a PSP on a plane might get you shot. But nowadays, authorities probably realize you can't do anything bad with it…besides watch UMD porn, or something. Wait…does that exist?
Anyway, as reported by Joystiq , IFE Services has announced a new partnership with SCEA to offer airlines the use of a "custom-tailored PSP" during flights. See now, here's where the security part comes in: these units will be "fully certified for use in-flight," which means they may be limited or restricted in some way. You may not be able to go online or access the PlayStation Store, or something, but then again, the PSP is a pretty handy unit. There's lots you can do with it, and with the right games or even movies, the hours can quickly disappear. And hey, if you've got one, leave it safe and sound at home; just use the one the airline gives you! Furthermore, PSPs will feature an extended life battery that offers up to 11 hours of play time – perfect for those overseas trips – and there will also be "comprehensive crew training" involved. So it'd be like, "oh stewardess, I can't seem to get this to work…could you bend waaaay over and check the…" …where the hell is my mind this morning?
IFE Services works with six airlines, so don't be surprised if someone offers you a PSP before a long flight.
Side note: The source is actually an official press release, but either Joystiq typed in the address wrong or the link is dead.