EASA Set To Allow Use Of PEDs In All Flight Phases

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says it will publish guidance on the possibility of using personal electronic devices (PED) during all phases of flight by the end of this month. “This is a major step in the process of expanding the freedom to use personal electronic devices on-board aircraft without compromise in safety,” said Patrick Ky, EASA executive director. The changes will be applicable to aircraft operated by European airlines, and follows recent guidance issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). EASA said it was also looking at new ways to certify the use of mobile phones on-board aircraft to make phone calls, but termed this a “long-term” goal.

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