New testing by the FAA’s Fire Safety Branch has shown that personal electronics devices (PEDs) packed in suitcases in the cargo hold could have dire consequences to aircraft safety if thermal runaway occurs. The results, included in an FAA Information for Operators bulletin, were made public on July 19. Over the past few weeks, the US has been lifting bans on large electronics in the cabin on US-bound flights from 10 airports. Before that, airlines and passengers flying from ...

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