12. On-board conduct and extended use policy for electronic devices on-board
12.1 On-board conduct
If, in the opinion of the Carrier, the conduct or behaviour of the Passenger on board the aircraft could endanger the aircraft or any person or goods on board, or poses an obstacle for the crew to comply with its duties, or ignores any instruction given by the crew, or threatens, abuses or insults any member of the crew, or behaves in a scandalous manner or in any manner that could be construed as offensive toward the rest of the Passengers, the Carrier may take any measures deemed necessary to prevent such behaviour from continuing, including disembarking. FlyValan will subsequently exercise any civil or criminal actions available to it by Law.
If as a result of the conduct of the Passenger on board the aircraft, its captain decides, in the reasonable exercise of his discretion, to detour the aircraft in order to disembark the Passenger, the latter should pay the Carrier all expenses and costs deriving from such detour.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed, unless these have been purchased on board.
12.2 Use policy for electronic devices on-board
Passengers will be allowed to use in “flight/aircraft mode” the following electronic devices (“PED’s”) on-board FlyValan’s aircraft:
- Mobile phones (“smartphones”);
- Laptops and notebooks;
- Electronic headphones that reduce external noise;
- MP3, MP4 and similar devices, as well as digital music players;
- Small electronic game consoles;
- Bluetooth devices;
- Personal digital photographic and video cameras (excluding professional cameras). Use permission does not include taking photographs of crew members or any element of the aircraft;
- Small DVD/CD players;
- Cordless headphones (except during taxiing, take-off and landing).
Notwithstanding the above, the aircraft crew may, at any time, order all electronic devices be switched off and stowed away (even if they have “flight/aircraft mode”).
Devices without a “flight/aircraft mode” option or any other way to block calls and other connections, must remain turned off during the entire flight.
Mobile phones and other handheld electronic devices that emit electromagnetic waves may be used on-board FlyValan aircraft as long as the doors are open.
12.3 Conditions for transporting devices powered with lithium batteries
Special precautions are required when transporting batteries and lithium batteries. The main risk is conflagration, caused by impact, faulty construction or a strong increase in temperature.
The conditions for transporting electronic devices and replacement batteries vary depending on:
- the energy in watt-hours (Wh) for lithium ion, lithium polymer, lithium iron phosphate (LifePO4) and similar batteries.
- the amount in grams (g) of lithium contained in lithium metal, lithium alloy and similar batteries.
Wheelchairs and similar mobility aids (used by passengers with reduced mobility) powered by lithium batteries:
- The battery must be securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility device.
- The battery terminals must be protected against short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container.
- Batteries designed to be removed
- The user has to remove the battery.
- The battery has to be protected from short circuits by insulating the terminals (e.g. by taping over exposed terminals).
- Each battery must be packed in a protective bag (provided by the passenger).
- The battery must not exceed 300 Wh.
- A maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300 Wh. or two spare batteries each not exceeding 160 Wh. may be carried.
- The pilot in command must be informed of the seat number of the passenger with the removed battery.
Please note: Power in watt hours, required by regulations, may not be indicated on the battery. You must determine its power beforehand. To do so, calculate using the voltage (V) and the amperage (Ah): Power (Wh) = 2 V x 0.5 Ah = 1 Wh.