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CAAS eases rules on travellers' use of electronic devices in aircraft

Published on May 25, 2013 9:30 AM
 
The first thing many travellers do after the plane lands is to switch on their mobile phones. Previously, they were supposed to wait until the aircraft reached the gate. But now, phones, laptops and other electronic devices can be used the moment the plane exits the runway. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The first thing many travellers do after the plane lands is to switch on their mobile phones.

Previously, they were supposed to wait until the aircraft reached the gate. But now, phones, laptops and other electronic devices can be used the moment the plane exits the runway.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently relaxed the rules which apply to all local carriers, including Singapore Airlines (SIA), Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia.

This followed a review, which considered requests from travellers for wider use of personal devices, the industry's best practices, regulations of other civil aviation authorities and feedback from local carriers, a CAAS spokesman told The Straits Times.

 
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