Reportedly, international aviation agencies are already considering the ban, and if implemented, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will also implement it. Noteworthy that, several PEDs like power banks and electric cigarettes are already banned in check-in bags in India.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a study submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) stated that fire in PED kept in cargo hold “could lead to loss of aircraft”. In this regard, it was stated that carrying of any such PED in hand baggage is preferable as the cabin crew is equipped to tackle with such situations.
This was taken note of by the ICAO, which is examining the report “PEDs carried by passengers and crew” to address safety concerns regarding PEDs being stowed in checked baggage.