- Tram Ho
Specifically, in the newly released information, Vietnam Airlines said that the airline banned the transportation on aircraft in any form: damaged lithium battery or in the list recalled by the manufacturer; Electronic devices that use Lithium batteries are damaged.
Vietnam Airlines prohibits in-flight transportation of any type of lithium battery that is damaged or is on the list recalled by the manufacturer; Electronic devices that use Lithium batteries are damaged (Artwork: Internet)
Lithium battery electronics that have not been damaged but are on the list recalled by the manufacturer are only allowed to carry as carry-on luggage and power off, prohibited to carry as luggage and signed goods. to send.
Lithium battery electronic devices that are damaged or are on the list recalled by the manufacturer, but have been replaced by the manufacturer and are not included in the recall list are not prohibited from transportation.
Vietnam Airlines recommends passengers to pay attention and comply with the above regulations to ensure flight safety.
“Passengers carrying electronic devices that use Lithium batteries are on the list of manufacturers recalled as hand luggage must turn off the device before boarding and during the entire flight. Passengers should immediately notify the flight attendant when detecting any equipment showing signs of malfunction, heat, smoke generation, loss or falling into the aircraft seat structure, “the notice of Vietnam Airlines stated.
Vietnam Airlines also said that it has cooperated with related parties to develop a control process, security questions for passengers when checking in to ensure the implementation of the regulations. Passengers who intentionally violate the regulations may be refused transportation and fined according to regulations.
The implementation of the ban on transportation of Lithium batteries and electronic devices using Lithium batteries, which affects the flight safety on all flights of Vietnam Airlines since November 15, 2019, is implemented by the Department of Aviation. Vietnam at Directive 4721 dated October 28, 2019.
Instruction 4721 dated October 28, 2019 of the Aviation Administration of Vietnam said that, based on the safety risk assessment of the Department about air transport for lithium batteries damaged or recalled by manufacturers and devices using Lithium batteries, and to ensure safety for air transport activities, the Vietnam Aviation Administration issued a ban on the transportation of Lithium batteries and electronic devices. Lithium battery affects flight safety, with the object of application is all Vietnamese airlines and foreign airlines to and from Vietnam.
The type of Lithium battery and electronic device used in the Directive is that the Lithium battery is damaged or is on the list recalled from the manufacturer to ensure safety in use; damaged lithium battery electronic devices or lithium battery electronics listed on the manufacturers recall list.
At Directive 4721, the Aviation Administration of Vietnam has also requested Vietnamese airlines and foreign airlines to and from Vietnam to notify the directive to all crew members, agents, its ticket office to notify passengers when purchasing tickets; coordinate with airports to develop a control process, security questions for passengers when checking in.
At the same time, it is required that passengers carrying electronic devices with Lithium batteries on the list of manufacturers recalled in the form of hand luggage must turn off the device before boarding the aircraft and for the entire period. flight time; remind passengers of the need to immediately notify flight attendants when devices that show signs of malfunction, heat, smoke generation, loss or falling into the aircraft seat structure.
Airports need to coordinate with airlines to implement the directive content to the relevant units. Port authorities and port authority representatives must intensify supervision and close coordination with functional agencies and stakeholders in the implementation of the directive.
Source : ictnews