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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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ban on Planes is Call to Action for Tech, or Should Be

News of the FAA’s ban on use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft followed shortly after Australian carriers had implemented their own voluntary ban over concerns that some devices have spontaneously ignited.

But while the focus is on problems with the Galaxy Note 7 these incidents are symptomatic of a bigger issue: the inherent violent flammability of Lithium-Ion batteries with which have posed a threat to aviation for years.