Smartphones Can Stay On, Says EASA

EASA has released new guidance stating that airlines can allow passengers to keep their mobile phones and electronic devices switched on throughout flights. The new rules mean that passengers no longer have to switch their devices into “flight mode”. Before European carriers can allow passengers to take advantage of the new rules, they first have to go through a safety assessment to ensure that none of the aircraft’s systems are affected by signals from mobile phones, laptops, e-readers, tablets and the like. The changes are to be applied at each airline’s discretion.

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