The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is loosening control over inflight smartphone use, setting up a process in which Chinese airlines can apply to CAAC to allow passengers the option of using mobile phones during flights to access Wi-Fi services. CAAC Flight Standard Department deputy director Zhu Tao was widely quoted in Chinese media saying Chinese airlines will “soon” be allowed to permit passengers to use smartphones during flights. Previously, CAAC did not ...

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