To allay the concerns of passengers, Singapore Airlines has reassured that cameras embedded in some of its inflight entertainment systems have been permanently disabled since they were installed.
It has also added that the airline has no plans to use the embedded cameras.
Passengers of Singapore Airlines have made several complaints in social media about spotting these cameras and raised concerns about their privacy.
Singapore Airlines said that the cameras were built into the hardware and provided by the equipment manufacturer.
“Some of our newer inflight entertainment systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera provisioned and embedded in the hardware. These cameras have been permanently disabled on our aircraft and cannot be activated on board,” said SIA as reported by Channel NewsAsia.
The airline also added that they have no plans to enable or develop any features using the cameras.
It needs to be mentioned that one of the passengers of Singapore Airlines, Vitaly Kamluk has posted the photos of these minute cameras on Twitter and wanted clarification from the Singapore Airlines on this matter.
The inflight entertainment systems in many flights of Singapore Airlines are equipped with these cameras including SIA's A350-900s (medium-haul, long-haul and ultra-long-range), A380s, Boeing 777-300ERs and 787-10s.
Some of the social media users also gave suggestions for physically covering these embedded cameras.
"I'm sure you could put us at ease by covering the cameras. I'm sure you can find some small Singapore Airlines stickers to put on," wrote Twitter user Kate.