World Bulletin/News Desk
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) allowed Friday European airlines to permit cell phones to be left switched on throughout the entire flight.
Airlines can allow the use of portable electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, MP3 players, throughout the flight, according to a statement on the agency’s website.
"The new guideline allows airlines to permit portable electronic devices to stay switched on, without the need to be in 'Airplane Mode,'” the statement said.
Currently, air passengers cannot use their cellphones during takeoff or landing.
The agency leaves it to each airline to allow, or not, the use of portable electronic devices during the flight.
"In order to do this, the airline will have to go through an assessment process, ensuring aircraft systems are not affected in any way by the transmission signals from the devices," the agency added.
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