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Further security tests needed for in-flight electronics, says Luxair
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Further security tests needed for in-flight electronics, says Luxair

19.11.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg airline Luxair has commented that further studies and tests are needed before portable electronic devices can be used by passengers during take-off and landing.

(CS) Luxembourg airline Luxair has commented that further studies and tests are needed before portable electronic devices can be used by passengers during take-off and landing.

The statement comes after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced earlier in November that passengers would soon be able to use electronic devices during all phases of flights, as long as they are in flight mode.

The US Federal Aviation Administration had made a similar announcement just two weeks before the EASA.

However, Luxair spokesperson Christian Welter said to the “Luxemburger Wort” that the airline is not currently commenting on relaxing regulation for the use of electronic devices on board its fleet.

Welter said that it is too early to make a final decision, despite the recommendation of the EASA. “Studies and tests to ensure safety will follow before a decision is made,” he said.