Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cell phones on a plane: the near future

It appears like Airbus is working on having people being able to speak on their cell phones during European flights. Yeah, European, because in the States, it seems like the FAA (the institution that regulates the aeronautical activity) didn't like the idea.

Anyway, around here Ryanair and Qantas have been performing some tests and it seems like the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) liked the way tests have been carried out.

Still, worried that this development is going to lead to a rash of incessant yappers on domestic flights, the responsible entities on this process will probably only allow the use of SMS and data transmission. No voice calls... maybe later!

Source: Engadget

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