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India : INDIA SpiceJet permits use of electronic devices in-flight

April 29, 2014

SpiceJet permits passengers to use Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) and cellphones on flight or airplane mode.

The use of PEDs on SpiceJet flights will be banned in take-off and landing even in flight mode, and can be used only above 10,000 feet. This is mainly as landing and take-off phases needs additional aircraft-related certifications which need time to finish, and additionally SpiceJet is reviewing all the implications of permitting the usage during these stages of flight.

Sanjiv Kapoor, chief operating officer for SpiceJet said, Our customers can now use their smart phones during the flight to watch movies, listen to music, read books, read and compose emails and other documents, and use their phone cameras (where permitted), like customers already do in-flight in many other parts of the world. We congratulate and thank the DGCA for making this very timely and customer friendly enhancement to the regulations in line with global practices .

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) previous week passed a regulation sanctioned scheduled operators to permit use of PEDs in flight.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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