If your mobile phone can really crash an airliner, then why the hell are you allowed to bring it on in hand luggage? Tweezers can’t, and they confiscate those…
Do they really expect us to believe that the next hijacking is going to be some guy holding up his phone and threatening to press the call button?
In July last year the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) ruled that mobiles do not disrupt aircraft navigational equipment if airlines install special technology, paving the way for travellers to be able to make calls and send text messages mid-flight.
The ACMA approved technology that allows an airline-installed, on-board system to relay mobile-phone signals.
If mobile phones that pretty much every passenger carries are such a threat, then why isn’t installing this technology mandatory for all airlines?