FAA drops requirement that U.S. airline passengers receive pre-boarding Galaxy Note 7 notification

FAA drops requirement that U.S. airline passengers receive pre-boarding Galaxy Note 7 notification
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet is still prohibited from being taken onto an aircraft in the U.S. (both passenger and air cargo), the FAA announced yesterday that U.S. airlines no longer have to make an announcement to passengers about the device prior to boarding. The decision by the federal regulatory agency to drop the required announcement is based on the "high degree of public awareness" of the ban. With 96% of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 units returned to Samsung, the public is apparently well aware of the ban and the explosive capabilities of the device.

The Department of Transportation originally issued the emergency order on October 14, 2016. The order still requires that the Galaxy Note 7 be kept off planes carrying cargo and those transporting passengers. In addition, the device is not allowed to be kept on a passenger's body, stuffed inside checked luggage, or placed inside carry-on luggage. The order also required that passengers on a commercial flight be told during a pre-boarding notification, that the device is banned on the aircraft they are about to sit down in. It is this requirement about performing the pre-boarding notification that has been lifted by the FAA.

Samsung has recently said that it has completed an investigation into the cause of the explosions, and will release its findings shortly.

source: FAA via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Over flogging the issue

2. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Last thursday i was flying to mexico city on Aeromexico and they announced in spanish then english that anyone with a Note 7 to let them know .

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, yet no mention how Samsung did everything in its power to make people aware and recall the device, clearly taking care of their consumers (and yes of course avoiding lawsuits) kinda sad, it feels so biased this whole issue.

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