Transport Canada bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all planes

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OTTAWA –  Transport Canada issued a Notice to Airmen on October 14, 2016 advising airlines and air operators that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are no longer allowed in any aircraft effective immediately. This safety measure applies to both carry-on and checked baggage on flights within Canada and is in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations – and to protect Canadian passengers and flight crews.

Transport Canada officials are reaching out to airlines so they can take the necessary steps to protect passengers and crew. The department is also in close contact with the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States to exchange safety information.

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, said:” ‎Canada has one of the safest aviation systems in the world, and protecting the safety of passengers and flight crews is paramount. When notified of any potential threat to aviation safety, the government does not hesitate to take action in the best interests of Canadians.”  – CNW


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