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CAA eases restrictions on in-flight use of electronic devices

CAA eases restrictions on in-flight use of electronic devices

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced Thursday it will loosen current regulations over in-flight use of electronic devices, including allowing passengers to use their handsets during any part of the flight as long as they are in airplane mode.
As long as Taiwanese airline companies apply for the new flight safety standards and gain approval, their passengers can use their mobile devices in airplane mode or other electronic devices that can be stored in the seat pocket throughout their flight, the CAA said.
Oversized electronic devices can be used after the aircraft is above 10,000 feet for those on international routes, while passengers on domestic flights are still forbidden from using such electronic devices for the entire duration of the flight.
According to existing regulations, electronic and mobile devices of all sizes are prohibited for the entire duration of domestic flights, and only allowed in international flights once the aircraft is above 10,000 feet.
In addition, the new regulation allows for regular use of mobile devices when the aircraft is taxing before take-off and after landing. The new rule only applies to Taiwanese carriers, the CAA added.
(By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-06-25 02:19 GMT+08:00