PASSENGERS who wish to use their mobile devices in-flight will be able to do so during take-off and landing from today (Friday).
The Spanish government has updated the normative concerning the use of handhelds in commercial flights to comply with a new ruling from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
EASA approved the use of devices including ebook readers, tablets and portable game consoles during all phases of flight, whereas mobile phones were allowed as long as they are put into ‘airplane mode.’
The use of bigger devices, including laptops, during take-off and landing will still be forbidden due to their size.
It is now up to each airline to decide whether they allow the use of these devices or not.
In case they decide to include this possibility in their proceedings, the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) will have to give its approval.