Go Back  Airline Pilot Central Forums > Pilot Lounge > Safety
FAA allows luggage tracking devices >

FAA allows luggage tracking devices


Notices
Safety Accidents, suggestions on improving safety, etc

FAA allows luggage tracking devices

Old 10-23-2022, 06:23 PM
  #1  
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
 
SonicFlyer's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,639
Post FAA allows luggage tracking devices

"...the FAA has cleared passengers to monitor their checked luggage’s location themselves. According to PocketLint the agency has ruled that operating Apple AirTags can be fastened to bags stowed in the holds of airliners. There had been concerns the tiny lithium batteries inside the transmitters might pose a fire hazard but the agency says the 0.01 gram of lithium in the little trackers’ batteries aren’t a flight hazard. It has actually set the limit at 0.03 grams for tags fastened to luggage."


Read more:

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/...-gets-faa-nod/
SonicFlyer is offline  
Old 12-11-2022, 06:18 AM
  #2  
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Dec 2022
Posts: 2
Default

Even with the small concern, I can’t see it being an issue. They use non-rechargeable lithium batteries as opposed to lithium ion batteries found in phones and such. It blows my mind that some airlines want to ban them.
145simp is offline  
Old 12-11-2022, 04:16 PM
  #3  
Prime Minister/Moderator
 
rickair7777's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2006
Position: Engines Turn Or People Swim
Posts: 39,549
Default

Originally Posted by 145simp
It blows my mind that some airlines want to ban them.
Tiny lithium batteries might be the excuse for that, but I bet it's not the reason...
rickair7777 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SonicFlyer
Safety
40
06-30-2018 09:54 PM
vagabond
Safety
2
03-26-2011 10:36 AM
corl737
Major
7
09-04-2009 05:41 PM
AUS_ATC
Hangar Talk
0
03-08-2006 06:56 PM
CRM1337
Major
1
10-02-2005 07:12 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Your Privacy Choices