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Dear Mike

Are DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on commercial flights i.e. Local and International facility provided by aircraft carriers ?. viz Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Delta airlines, Jet airways, British airways,Singapore airlines,Qatar Airways etc.

The flight passengers on board will be able to watch movies or any other entertainment programs on the TV Monitor set interfaced with DVD/VCD/CD Player. This entertainment program/s on the plane will be operated by the air carrier staff and not by the passengers.
by the Aircraft carrier

Can these cause disturbances to the electronics navigation instruments panels within the plane ?. If yes what type of problems can happen ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar


First sorry for the delay in this answer, must have been some kind of glitch, as I just got this.
Those devices are powered by the aircraft, just like plugging them in to a wall socket at home. Those devices do not produce an outgoing signal that could disturb the electronics. They are not sending an airborne signal but one through a controlled system. When new electronics are brought into play like this, they are tested for compliance.

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Mike Hicks


Military/Civilian Helicopter operations, general questions about helicopters, flying helicopters and their operational use. Instrument Flying, Military and Civilian Aviation,


With over 18,000 flying hours 8,000 helicopter and 10,000 in airplanes. Retired military instructor pilot of both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft. Currently as an Pilot Examiner at the home of Army Aviation, Ft. Rucker AL.

Professional Helicopter Pilots Assn.

Army Aviation Magazine

BS Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University

Awards and Honors
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Broken Wing x2

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