MoCA gives a nod to Wi-Fi and calls on domestic flights

At the recently- discussed Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Draft Passenger Charter by Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation and RN Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, it was revealed that both domestic and international airlines can provide internet as well as mobile services on-board and aircraft in Indian airspace, keeping in account security requirements for the same. According to the Passenger Charter, Wi-Fi services can be provided from the moment the plane takes off  and personal electronic devices (PED) have to be put on flight mode. Also, mobile services can be allowed only when an aircraft is over an altitude of 3,000 metres. Choubey, explained that the licensing condition for Wi-Fi on board will be decided by the Telecom Ministry, and within 2 months passengers will be able to enjoy on-board internet when they travel.