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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