Want China Times
Passengers will be able to use their electronic devices, apart from laptops, on four Taiwanese
airlines during all phases of flight on both international and domestic flights, as long as they are kept in the airplane mode, starting Sept. 1, the country’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced Monday.
The Legislative Yuan passed a bill to relax regulations in the civic aviation law in June.
According to existing regulations, electronic and mobile devices of all sizes are prohibited for the entire duration of domestic flights, and only allowed on international flights once the aircraft is above 10,000 feet, said the CAA.
The new regulation applies to electronic gadgets including tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras and MP3 players, all of which can only be used only in the airplane mode with Wi-Fi disabled. [FULL STORY]