May 19, 2016: (FR)(HM-262) Final Rule Issued on Electronic Smoking Devices on-board Aircraft

PHMSA has issued a final rule regarding lithium batteries on board aircraft. Passengers and crew members will no longer be permitted to have any type of battery-powered electronic smoking device in their checked luggage. In addition, these devices and their batteries can no longer be charged on board aircraft. Passengers and crew members will be able to have the devices in carry-on luggage.
This final rule will be effective as of June 20, 2016.

Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0165 (HM–262)