Electronic Devices Allowed to Stay On During WestJet Flights

WestJetWestJet has given the go-ahead for passengers to leave their personal electronic devices on during all phases of a flight, including take-off and landing.

The move comes as Transport Canada recently relaxed regulations for devices on commercial aircraft in the country.

The devices must be in flight mode as to not transmit a signal and can also remain on when the plane is taxiing in and out.

“We have been hard at work to meet all necessary conditions required for the safe operation of PEDs on board our Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft,” said Bob Cummings of WestJet in release.

WestJet is now in the process of testing its growing Encore fleet of Bombardier Q400s to ensure PEDs don’t interfere with navigation or communication systems.


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