European opens adult cabin for in-flight calls, Internet access

By | September 27, 2014

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) taken new decision, that Phone calls, emails and video streaming can be used in Flight in Europe. Actually they are planning this for future, Though EASA had allowed the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) on flights in airplane mode last year, the new ruling on Friday would allow these devices to remain on whether or not they are placed into a transmission-restrictive airplane mode.

This is the statement that EASA announced on its Official Website :

[quote]From the 26 September 2014 EASA has made it possible for airlines to allow passengers to use their PEDs throughout the flight, regardless of whether the device is transmitting or not, i.e. in ‘Aeroplane mode’ or not. Of course, it is up to each airline to allow the use of PEDs or not [/quote]

Safety reasons are the main cause to implement this Internet access, Phone calls, emails and video streaming etc. This is not only opens up devices on WiFi on board, which is present on number of flights in US and also communications among the 3G and 4G networks.

As per Reuters

[quote] The European Commission has now authorized the use of mobile spectrum for 3G and 4G communications, which allows users to surf the web and send email, when aircraft are flying above 3,000 metres.[/quote]

But statement associated press, this is how the new rules impact on the latest technology

[quote] We are basically opening the door where, in theory, you’ll be able to continue making your Phone Call through the gate throughout the flight like you would on a train.[/quote]