In-flight films cleared for take-off and landing – Telegraph

New CW seat, 747 upper deckBritish Airways has reached an agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority which will allow passengers to use an aircraft’s in-flight entertainment system from the moment they reach their seat to when they arrive at their destination.

This will only apply to BA‘s new generation of seatback inflight systems, and will not change the regulations for passengers using their own iPads or other tablet devices.

Up until now passengers had to wait more than half an hour before being able to watch a film. The entertainment system has also been turned off about 20 minutes before landing, for safety reasons.

Following a series of trials BA has satisfied the CAA that its new in-flight entertainment system will not interfere with the normal running of the aircraft. In addition the pilot can override the entertainment for important safety notices, such as telling as telling passengers to fasten their seatbelts during turbulence.

The change, which begins on Saturday, will also end the ritual of cabin crew collecting headsets from passengers during the closing stages of the flight.

via In-flight films cleared for take-off and landing – Telegraph.

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