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IATA urges governments to remember lessons from electronics ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO and Director General, Alexandre de Juniac reminded airlines to consult with the group in decision making when it comes to security, during the IATA World Conference in Abu Dhabi He cautioned the rest of the delegates to be mindful of the lessons that were learned from the electronics ban imposed earlier this year. “Threats to aviation are real. And we understand that sometimes, …

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ICAO considering large electronics ban on checked luggage

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is thinking about changing its dangerous goods regulation to ban large electronic devices from checked-in baggage after tests made by United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Safety Branch on potential fire risks from laptops yielded “troubling” findings. The findings of the FAA’s testing that was conducted during the summer, were included in a brief that was forwarded during a meeting of ICAO’s Dangerous …

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Laptop and tablet ban in checked baggage could be implemented soon

Laptops and tablets could be barred from being placed inside the cargo hold if civil aviation officials ratify a proposal that alleges that electronic devices placed inside the said section pose a fire hazard. At a gathering organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the global airline community is being presented with the results of an investigation that was undertaken by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that …

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Tightened security measures now being implemented on US-bound flights from Mexico

Personal electronic devices that are to be brought on United States-bound flights from Mexico would now be subjected to a more thorough security check as Mexican officials implemented the change at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security. Any electronic device ‘larger than a cellphone’ would have the new measures applied to it, said Mexico’s Transportation Department in a statement.  After announcing the policy amendment, the department asked …

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Cargo hold not safest place to store electronic devices – US FAA

As airlines and passengers alike adapt to new and more stringent security measures when travelling to the United States, the Department of Transportation is contemplating where the safest place to store laptops, tablets and other devices powered by lithium-ion batteries on an airplane is. The cargo hold is certainly not the answer said the US Federal Aviation Administration as the agency’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety claimed that portable electronic …

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US ends laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines

The United States Transportation Security Administration announced that it was rescinding a ban on Saudi Arabian Airlines passengers carrying large personal electronic devices onboard US-bound flights. The carrier was the last airline that was under the controversial restriction that was mandated by the US back in March, which kept passengers from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices onto cabins on nine airlines, most of which were Middle Eastern carriers, …

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Lifting of electronics ban to come soon, says the United States

The laptop ban could soon be lifted from the four remaining foreign airports and Middle East airlines that have been affected by the United States-led mandate. The Department of Homeland Security announced that if security measures are boosted at the said aforementioned locales in the coming days to weeks, the controversial ban would be lifted. The ban started in March when the US banned electronic devices larger than a smartphone …

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US-led laptop ban lifted on more Middle Eastern airlines

You can add Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian to the list of Middle Eastern carriers that have allowed passengers to bring their personal electronic devices with them into airline cabins on flights bound for the United States. The two carriers have claimed that they have worked closely with US authorities to implement security measures on flights from Kuwait and Jordan. The US imposed the ban in March on direct flights …

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Qatar Airways announces lifting of laptop ban on US-bound flights

Add Qatar Airways to the list of carriers that have announced a lifting of the ban on personal electronic devices in-cabin on flights bound for the United States. Back in March, the United States issued a ban on direct flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries – Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey – to allay fears that explosives can be stored …

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Emirates and Turkish Airlines say laptop ban has been lifted on flights to US

Emirates and Turkish Airlines have announced that the United States has lifted the ban on laptops and other similarly sized personal electronic devices on flights to the United States from Dubai and Istanbul. Three days ago, the ban was lifted on Etihad Airways’ flights to the US from Abu Dhabi. Not long after, an Emirates spokeswoman said that the ban on US flights from Dubai International – considered to be …

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