Thursday, October 20, 2016

DGCA bans Note 7 on flights

Director General of Civil Aviation B S Bhullar on Wednesday night 'prohibited' in-flight carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. India's decision comes almost a week after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and several foreign and Indian carriers, including Jet Airways and Vistara, banned the Note 7 from aircraft due to fears that its battery may catch fire and explode.
Bhullar issued the order late on Wednesday night. Indian carriers had waited for the DGCA to issue the order but when it did not come for such a long time, they started banning Note 7 on their own. On Tuesday night, Jet Airways issued an order saying: "In light of the recent incidents of fire/explosion associated with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, carriage of this particular device on person, in cabin and as part of checked luggage is strictly prohibited on all Jet Airways aircraft with immediate effect. Shipping of these devices by air cargo is also prohibited."
The FAA has gone to the extent of saying that airlines should not allow passengers to board aircraft if they insist on carrying their Note 7s with them.
20/10/16 The Times Of india
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