Some airlines have installed technologies to allow phones to be connected within the airplane as it flies. Such systems were tested on scheduled flights from 2006 and in 2008 several airlines started to allow in-flight use of mobile phones.
Status of specific regions and individual airlines:
On 20 March 2008, Emirates Airline flights began allowing in-flight voice calls on some commercial airline flights.
AeroMobile and OnAir allow the use of personal electronics devices aboard flights. The services are most readily available in Europe and are licensed to specific airlines.
Since 26 August 2014 Qantas permits mobile phones (and other portable electronic devices weighing less than 1 kg) to be switched on during the entire flight, if the devices are in flight mode while on board the aircraft. Jetstar (owned by Qantas) adopted the same arrangements on 30 August 2014.
On 30 August 2006 the Irish airline Ryanair announced that it would introduce a facility to allow passengers to use their mobile phones in-flight.This service started on 19 February 2009 with 20 of their Dublin based aircraft.
Turkish Airlines' stated position is that "Mobile phones interfere with the flight instruments and have a negative effect on flight safety.