Friday, October 20, 2017

Now airline safety organizations change course and recommend banning lithium battery electronics in checked baggage

The International Civil Aviation Organization, of which the FAA is a member, is seriously considering that all countries should ban laptops or other electronics with lithium batteries in checked baggage. A typical story is on CNN Money, here. The theory is that lithium batteries in a cargo hold might catch fire if around certain volatiles in other luggage.

At least three incidents in the US related to cargo fires have happened in recent years.
This story contrasts with the bans of electronics larger than cellphones on flights from many countries implemented in March,  

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