October 19, 2016

FAA Bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Devices from Airplanes

The U.S. Department of Transportation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.  The ban went into effect on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

According to the FAA, individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States.

In case a passenger inadvertently brings one of these smartphones, the business center at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport has a service operated by MBS Corp. that will either hold your smartphone or mail it to you.

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Valerie Wise

Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

Victor White

Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

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