Archive | November, 2013

AeroMobile Welcomes FCC Move to Open U.S. Airspace to Mobile Devices

AeroMobile Welcomes FCC Move to Open U.S. Airspace to Mobile Devices Leading inflight mobile phone operator AeroMobile welcomes the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s move to adopt regulations to permit the use of mobile devices in U.S. airspace. Speaking in response to the announced agenda for the upcoming FCC meeting, AeroMobile CEO Kevin Rogers said […]

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FCC Chief Shares Pain of Proposal to Allow Airline Calls

FCC Chief Shares Pain of Proposal to Allow Airline Calls The U.S. regulator proposing to end a ban on phone calls during commercial flights understands why some passengers say the change would take connectivity too far. “I feel that way myself,” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said, after provoking complaints from flight attendants who […]

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The FCC makes the right call on cellphones on planes

The FCC makes the right call on cellphones on planes THE FEDERAL Communications Commission may permit airlines to experiment with allowing passengers to use cellphones in flight, officials said last week. The agency should do so, and airlines should get on with experimenting. Permission is not requirement; a change in federal rules would not necessarily […]

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Do You Want Phone Calls and Texts on Flights?

Do You Want Phone Calls and Texts on Flights? Last week the FCC caused a huge wave of annoyance amongst airline flyers in U.S., when the agency in charge of regulating cellphone use on the ground and in the air announced that it was considering opening up wireless access on flights, permitting wider use of mobile […]

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FCC Proposes In-Flight Calling Policy

FCC Proposes In-Flight Calling Policy Airlines could begin allowing in-flight cell phone calls as early as 2014, according to a statement released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).    The statement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was released following the recent FAA policy shift to allow the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all […]

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Panasonic makes a statement on the FCC’s consideration to adopt new rules on the use of mobile phone devices in flight Panasonic Avionics Corporation today welcomed the news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider adopting rules to enable in-flight wireless mobile phone connectivity in the United States. “We look forward to the Commission’s […]

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U.S. to Consider Cellphone Use on Planes Proposal Would Allow for Calls Above 10,000 Feet

U.S. to Consider Cellphone Use on Planes Proposal Would Allow for Calls Above 10,000 Feet The Federal Communications Commission said it will soon propose allowing passengers to use their cellphones on airplanes, setting up a debate that will pit the technically possible against the socially tolerable. While cellphone use would still be restricted during takeoff […]

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Gogo Touts In-Flight Talk And Text, But Will The Plan Fly?

Gogo Touts In-Flight Talk And Text, But Will The Plan Fly? The Federal Aviation Administration announced last month that it would permit the gate-to-gate use of smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other personal electronic devises on planes across the United States (with a few exceptions) as soon as each airline could demonstrate that its fleet was capable of […]

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New Boeing Jet, 777X, Hits $95 Billion in Orders

New Boeing Jet, 777X, Hits $95 Billion in Orders Three Middle Eastern airlines signed up on Sunday to buy 225 of Boeing’s new 777X jets, helping to bring the initial batch of orders for the plane to $95 billion, a strong start for sales of the commercial jet. That total, based on list prices, includes […]

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American Airlines and US Airways Are Scrambling to Make Merger Take Flight

American Airlines and US Airways Are Scrambling to Make Merger Take Flight American Airlines and US Airways could be the same company in just a month, culminating more than a year of courtship and a worrisome three-month delay after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the merger. The announced settlement last week was a relief to […]

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