Last week we heard that the FAA in the US had approved the usage of gadgets when airplanes are taking off and landing, as long as a device is in airplane mode, you will be able to use it on US flights.
The change in the US is expected to happen shortly, although it appears that those of us who live in, and fly from the UK, may have to wait a little longer.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has told Cnet that it will be ‘months rather than weeks’ before the same law changes are made in the UK.
The reason it will take so long for it to be changed in the UK, is because the changes have t be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The European Aviation Safety Agency want to make sure that all of the European airlines use the same regulations, so this could take some time to come into force.
“We will be studying the review’s recommendations closely and discussing their implications directly with the FAA and also the European Aviation Safety Agency, which will be responsible for deciding a European-wide response and next steps.”
No doubt the changes will be made on European flights some time next year, hopefully we will not have to wait too long until these new rules are rolled out globally.