Those passengers with tablets, smartphones, and music players on board European aircrafts will soon be able to keep the devices turned on during take-off and landing. The European Aviation Safety Agency is developing new rules that will take place at the end of November.
EASA is following in the footsteps of the United States FAA, which released a statement on October 31 stating passengers could use personal electronic devices from gate to gate.
In addition to browsing the Internet, the EASA is also looking into ways to allow passengers to use cell phones to make calls during flights. For now, though, any device used must be kept in airplane mode. Laptops will have to be stowed during take-off and landing.
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