As per the statement issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro will no more be allowed on Air India flights. Reportedly, the laptop has the potential to cause safety risks.
The report said that the action was following the recall of the older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops by Apple. This was supposedly due to the fear that their batteries may overheat and pose a safety risk.
Air India simultaneously on its official account tweeted, “In view of the advisory by DGCA regarding the transportation of affected lithium batteries by Air, we request our Passengers not to carry 15-inch Apple Mac Book Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.”
Earlier, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had also banned the affected laptops on all flights.
Reason behind the MacBook Pro Ban
So, the reason is simple. In case, there is an issue with a battery on-board, it can swell up, leak, catch fire or even explode! Damage can range from mild chemical burns to explosive threats. Moreover, in the boundaries of an airplane cabin, these risks are magnified a thousand times.
Primarily, the issue started when Apple made an announcement to voluntarily call back the older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units. This was because it contained a battery that can likely over-heat and pose a fire safety risk.
Who should be affected?
The news may affect you if you bought the device between September 2015 and February 2017.
MacBook Pro users can use their laptop’s serial number to check on Apple’s website if their device is affected by the ban. So we Request you to please replace your Macbook pro Laptop battery free of cost from any of Macbook .