Dear Cobalt Customers,
Are you traveling today with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone?
Update on Carriage Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones
In 2016 Samsung has issued a safety recall for Galaxy Note 7 telephones. In response, both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) have issued safety notices for this phone.
For safety reasons, Cobalt announced a total ban on the carriage Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on all its flights (including upgraded phones). EASA now advises that 96.5% of Note 7 smartphones have been withdrawn from use worldwide. This means that it is now unlikely a Samsung Galaxy NOTE 7 phone will be carried on board our aircraft. Galaxy NOTE 7 phones will now be managed in line with the general risk guidelines for damaged lithium batteries.
Damaged lithium batteries (including Note 7 smartphones) must not be carried on board Cobalt aircraft in either cabin or hold stowed baggage. For more information please see EASA http://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2017-01 Safety Precautions regarding the Transport by Air of Damaged, Defective or Recalled Lithium Batteries
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Cobalt Safety Team
Some important facts on lithium batteries & powered vehicles. For more information please watch the EASA lithium battery safety video and read the EASA Safety Information Bulletin.