Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ministry of Transportation will not prohibit to use mobile technology in the plane.

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Ministry of Transportation asserts, the policy will not make difficulties of using mobile phone in the plane. "Principally, we will not prohibit or impede the use of mobile technology on the aircraft," said Bambang S Ervan, the Head of Public Communication Center Ministry of Transportation, on Monday (27 / 7). But it must be done according to the rules and should not break the rules both in terms of technical or legal. This statement is responding to companies plan service provider of telecommunication technology in the aircraft, AeroMobile, to work with several national airlines this year.

Bambang emphasized, although AeroMobile has claimed hold a EASA certificate, is not mean Ministry of Transportation give direct consent and recommend implementation of technology in the airplanes owned by Indonesian airlines. At least, the tool must pass a test in space in a compatible electromagnetic waves (echoid chamber) to measure the large waves electromagnetic that emanated from one device to another device.

Meanwhile, Bambang firm, according to regulation UU No. 1 / 2009 about flight, all the equipment that emit signals that interfere with aircraft navigation systems are prohibited to work during the flight. "But if the technology really can make a mobile phone signal does not interfere with, yes, it does not matter. Principally, the main regulator for flight safety is," he said. Echoid chamber, only owned by aircraft manufacturer, such as Boeing and Airbus. In Indonesia, the only company that has this tool is PT Dirgantara Indonesia.

AeroMobile Technology based in London, England, has adopted by a number of international airlines such as Emirates Airlines, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Malaysian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Saudi Arabian Airlines. This technology does not only facilitate passengers to make a phone connection, but also to send SMS and surfing in the virtual world and download data through a network of general packet radio system (GPRS). This service also supports the user's BlackBerry and push e-mail, including attachments.