Aircraft operators told to urge passengers not to use Samsung Note 7 in airport, aircraft

MANILA — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has urged all aircraft operators to advise passengers to refrain from turning on or charging their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while inside the airport premises and on board the airplane.

This is in light of Samsung’s recall of all Galaxy Note 7 sold to the public due to reported incidents of exploding and catching fire.

In a memorandum released on Monday, the CAAP also advised operators to prohibit passengers from keeping such device in their checked-in baggage.

Passengers must carry their Galaxy Note 7 with them “where an incident can be immediately mitigated”, the aviation authority said.

“Operators are endeavored to check their international destinations advisories on the carriage and use of said device,” it added.

The Philippine Airlines, AirAsia and Cebu Pacific have earlier advised their passengers that using and charging of such device are prohibited on board all their flights. PNA/