Us­ing a mo­bile phone on planes will draw a fine

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Pas­sen­gers us­ing mo­bile phones on planes might face a fine of $7,515, ac­cord­ing to a lat­est draft amend­ment to the coun­try’s Civil Aviation Law that was pub­lished by the Civil Aviation Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China.

The draft amend­ment has added a new chap­ter reg­u­lat­ing 14 types of be­hav­iors that en­dan­ger civil aviation safety and dis­turb or­der.

The ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude us­ing mo­bile phones, smok­ing, forcibly oc­cu­py­ing seats, block­ing chan­nels and gates, break­ing into air­ports and planes, beat­ing crew and other work­ers, fight­ing, spread­ing ru­mors and caus­ing trou­ble.

The draft amend­ment has also re­vised ar­ti­cles to make the air­lines shoul­der more re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure flight safety and pas­sen­gers’ in­ter­ests. When flights are de­layed, the air­lines should in­form pas­sen­gers and pro­vide re­lated ser­vices.

If pi­lots in­ten­tion­ally break the law, their li­cense will be can­celed, and they would be barred from any com­mer­cial flight ac­tiv­i­ties for two years.

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