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US Planes Will Be Safe For Phone Calls As Early As Next Year

Boeing is making a big push to outfit its aeroplanes with more connectivity. By 2013 all new Boeing 747-8 and 777 planes will have built-in systems so that you can make calls on your mobile phone while flying. Hurray!

In addition, Boeing already offers a kit to make its monster 787 Dreamliners phone call friendly as well. Incredible, right? No, not just incredible — GAME CHANGING.

Clearly the company thinks this is safe. But there’s still the issue of the US government and the airlines giving the OK. We hope it happens, since the rule against it is ancient and based on old technology. It should be possible now. Hear that FAA?

The ball is in your court. [Boeing via CNET]