The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is suggesting for the global Airlines to ban the passengers not to even put laptops inside there luggage after a seven-month previous ban on passengers using a laptop in the cabins of the flights from the Arab World.

Federal Aviation Administration advice is based on new safety tests showing that the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries found in laptops could bring down an aircraft if they overheat when packed next to flammable items in checked luggage.


This publication can be found in a paper submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN agency that issues non-binding air safety guidance to the international community. The proposed ban has already won the backing of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, establishing a consensus that ICAO is unlikely to overrule. Even after it weighs in, though, individual governments will retain the final say on ratifying any measures.

The report cites ten experiments the FAA conducted with fully-charged laptops packed inside a suitcase. Each time, a heater was placed against the laptop’s lithium-ion battery to intentionally trigger thermal runway – a destructive process of continuous increases in the heat which causes an open fire.

For the first four tests, the bag contained no other hazardous items and the resultant fires were extinguished by the Halon fire-suppression system that is widely used in cargo holds. In the fifth experiment without other hazardous items, the Halon system was not present and the suitcase was fully consumed by fire.

According to Martin Rivers, “The FAA has repeatedly warned about the dangers of lithium-ion batteries and devices that use them, specifically banning spare batteries and e-cigarettes from checked luggage. Other battery-powered devices such as hover-boards and certain cell-phones have also been subject to FAA edicts.”

Travellers are prepared soon you will not be able to travel with your laptop to the USA or you found a way to drop the battery and buy another one when you get to America or when you are off the plane.