TO: ALL AVIATION CENTER PERSONNEL
FROM: AVIATION CENTER MANAGEMENT
DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2016
RE: SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE7 DEVICES BANNED IN FSC AIRPLANES
THIS FIF SUPERSEDES THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FIF NAMED, “SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 DEVICES,” ISSUED ON OCTOBER 13, 2016.
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have now placed a BAN on ALL Samsung Galaxy Note7 (recalled or replacement) devices from air transportation.
It is now a federal crime to carry the device onboard an aircraft. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may no longer carry it on person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. Any person who fails to comply is subject to civil penalties up to $179,933.00 or imprisonment of up to ten years.
ALL FSC PERSONNEL (students, flight instructors, administration, maintenance, and other personnel) are prohibited from carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard a FSC airplane. Students who do not comply will be removed from the Professional Pilot program. In addition, students are highly encouraged to leave their Galaxy Note7 devices outside of the Aviation Center.
For more information, click on the hyperlink and read the article, “DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes,” and the DOT Emergency Order.