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23.04.2014 12:22
Austrian Airlines Allow Use of Electronic Devices during the Entire Flight
The pre-requisite is that all transmitting functions must be deactivated, and the device must be kept in flight mode
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Starting on May 1, 2014, Austrian Airlines passengers will be permitted to use their light electronic devices on board, also during takeoff and landing. The rule applies to all Austrian Airlines routes and is valid for smart phones, tablets, notebooks and other electronic devices with a maximum weight of one kilogram. As of this day, the devices may remain switched without interruption during the entire time on board. The pre-requisite is that all transmitting functions must be deactivated, and the device must be kept in flight mode, the carrier informed.  

The new rule is based the updated guidance of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the use of portable electronic devices on board.  

Up until now all electronic devices have had to be completely switched off during takeoff and landing. It is still not permitted to make phone calls once the aircraft doors have been shut until the time they are reopened after landing.


TAGS: Austrian Airlines | electronic devices use on board | commercial flights | passengers | aviation safety 


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