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Wi-Fi services in flight stated by DGCA

The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that subject to feasibility in an aircraft, in-flight Wi-Fi services will be available to Indian fliers. The main pilot during the flight will have authority to turn on in-flight Wi-Fi.

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Indian government on Friday notified that in-flight Wi-Fi can now be accessed by passengers if pilot decides to turn it on.

  • While using Wi-Fi devices like phones and other gadgets, it will have to stay in airplane mode.
  • Wi-Fi will be provided in planes after the planes have been certified by DGCA for such a service. 
  • The government notification says that subject to permission by the main captain, all flights will be able to switch on in-flight Wi-Fi for the benefit of fliers. And Wi-Fi would be switched on only when the plane is at the cruising speed. During take-off or landing, it will not be available. Also, if the weather is not clear the captain will not turn on Wi-Fi.
About DGCA:

  • Abriviation of DGCA is Director General of Civil Aviation.
  • Present DGCA of India is Arun Kumar.
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation, primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety, and airworthiness standards.
  • Present Aviation Minister is Hardeep Puri.


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