There seems to be a substantial risk that someone traveling on a train, bus, or crowded subway would be injured by a Samsung Galaxy Note7 conflagration. Shouldn’t these other modes issue similar orders prohibiting the carriage of these PEDs?
The FAA does not prohibit passengers from carrying these smart phones on planes nor does it order passengers not to include them in their checked baggage. Why?
“You know that you have established the right policy when there are equal measures of commenters/ critics, ½ lamenting how soft it is and the other ½ attacking it for being too tough.”
In light of two recent tragic accidents, a bit of an A to Z education about the types of aircraft under the FAA’s jurisdiction may be appropriate.
PS-AIR-21.8-1602 says the risks associated with the installation of this class of non-essential safety-enhancing equipment is sufficiently low to support the benefits.
Goglia’s persistent safety efforts appear to have convinced United Airlines to review what child restraints are permissible on board.
The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) announced its “20 by 2020” campaign, a goal of reducing civil US fatal helicopter accident rate by 20% by 2020.
Cessna announced that Safe Flight’s SCc angle-of-attack (AoA) system is now standard on all Cessna 172 Skyhawks.