EU extends the use of electronic devices on planes
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today updated its guidance on the use of portable electronic devices (or PEDs) on board planes, including smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and e-readers. This first step will permit the use of all portable electronics in “flight mode” or “airplane mode” i.e. not transmitting, throughout the journey, including taxiing, take-off and landing. Until now, all portable electronic devices had to be completely switched off during taxiing, take-off and landing.