The Samsung Notebook7 laptop computer is banned from all flights to, from and within Vanuatu.

That is the clarification from the Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV), Joseph Niel, following the authority’s recent public notice for the ban on the Samsung Notebook7 and the Li-ion battery from all air flights to, from and within Vanuatu.

Following our recent article in the Daily Post regarding the public notice issued by CAAV on April 6, we further wish to clarify to our readers that the Samsung Notebook is a laptop and not a cell phone.

The smartphone that is banned by many major airlines due to its defective battery is the Samsung Galaxy Note7. The Samsung Galaxy s7 is not banned by airlines.

Like many airlines around the world, airlines in Vanuatu including Air Vanuatu placed a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones last year when the airlines starting banning the cell phone due to its faulty battery following incidents of the device exploding and catching fire on aircraft during flight.

CEO of the local airline, Unity Airlines, Tony Deamer said they also starting banning the Samsung Note7 from their flights last year when airlines started banning them.

Jonas Cullwick, a former General Manager of VBTC is now a Senior Journalist with the Daily Post. Contact: jonas@dailypost.vu. Cell # 678 5460922

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