The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with other federal agencies and organizations to remind airline passengers that electronic smoking devices like vaporizers (vapes) and e-cigarettes are …
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US May Issue Worldwide Laptop Ban, FAA List of Lithium Fires
Presumably, under the premise that you can make a bad situation better by making it bigger, there are reports that the US Administration is now …
ICAO Assessing Risks of Electronics Ban, Transport of Lithium-Ion Powered Electronics in Checked Luggage
ICAO statement on electronics ban.
New FAA SAFO Highlights Vulnerabilities in Lithium Battery Supply Chain
The FAA has issued a new SAFO cautioning airlines to confirm Hazardous Materials compliance of lithium battery shipments.
The SAFO specifically names Braille Battery, which manufactures lithium batteries which power racing cars.
The FAA warns that Braille have failed to show proof of compliance to Hazardous Materials Regulations for air transport.
New Galaxy Note 7 and Lithium Guidance for Airlines Issued by FAA
The FAA has issued a new safety guidance for airlines to follow procedures for the recalled devices and for the handling lithium devices.
IATA Calls on Governments to Tackle Lithium Battery Risks
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has joined leaders of the lithium battery supply chain in demanding stricter enforcement of international regulations for the transport of lithium batteries.
Some Progress in Passenger Safety as ICAO Bans Lithium Cargo
Reuters is reporting that the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has formally banned carriage of Lithium batteries on commercial passenger aircraft. The ban takes …
NTSB Finds Crash of Asiana Airlines 991 Calls for More Stringent Controls on Lithium Batteries
Shortly after a new SAFO issued by the FAA on the carriage of Lithium batteries, the NTSB calls for stringent regulations of Lithium Ion battery carriage in …
FAA Issues Critical SAFO to Airlines on Lithium Batteries
“FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire. As a result of those tests, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have advised airlines about the dangers associated with carrying lithium batteries as cargo and also have encouraged them to conduct safety risk assessments,” the agency states.