The Ministry of Civil Aviation, on 21st February 2020, vide notification G.S.R. 142(E), has notified the Aircraft (Second Amendment) Rules, 2020.
Rule 29B of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, has been amended. After this amendment, now, the Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wi-Fi on board, when laptop, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, e-reader or a point of sale device is used in flight mode or airplane mode.
However, the Director-General shall certify the aircraft for usage of internet service in flight through Wi-Fi on board subject to the procedures as specified in this behalf.
Copy of notification: G.S.R. 142(E)
-Adv. Tushar Kaushik