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Airlines: MacBook Pro laptop consignment will be restricted

Logistics Baba has learned that more and more airlines and agencies are banning 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops from being transported in the cargo compartment of aircraft, which must be closed during flight. The restriction comes from problems found in a series of lithium-ion batteries manufactured between September 2015 and February 2017: the batteries may run out of heat.

This is not the first guideline on portable electronic devices carried on airplanes: On September 8, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a recommendation that passengers not turn on or charge Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 on board, because the battery of the device causes many Note 7 phones to overheat and burn. Or explode.

On September 9, the European Aviation Safety Agency issued a similar statement, saying that "passengers are reminded of the need to notify the crew when equipment is damaged, heated, smoky, lost or dropped into the seat structure."