No Announcement Planned This Week, On Expanding Laptop Ban: US


The US Department of Homeland Security does not plan to report an extension of a restriction on laptops in airline cabins this week after Secretary John Kelly addressed European authorities on Tuesday, a division representative said.

The representative, David Lapan, affirmed that Kelly was addressing European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Tuesday.

“This is a piece of our continuous engagement with different partners on this issue,” Lapan stated, declining to expand.

Kelly said on a talk show, throughout the end of the week that he “may” prohibit laptops from plane lodges on every international flight both into and out of the United States.

“There’s a genuine danger. Various dangers against avionics, that is truly the thing that they are obsessed on, the terrorists, thumping down a plane in flight,” Kelly said.

An European Union authority said the call was “great” and “no declaration was made” Tuesday by the United States on extending the restriction on electronics bigger than cell phones. The official, who talked on state of secrecy, said the United States and the EU were attempting to keep on finding a typical reaction to the threat of explosives to flights.

After meetings with airlines and European authorities, the Department of Homeland Security has declined to offer a timetable for settling on a choice and rather said it would be made by Kelly on an audit of dangers.

One major issue that has been under thought is the potential safety ramifications of putting away vast quantities of laptop batteries in the the cargo holds of airliners.

In March, the United States declared laptop ban on flights starting from 10 air terminals, incorporating into the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, in light of fears that a concealed bomb could be installed in electronic gadgets taken onto plane.

Britain immediately took action accordingly with ban on a slightly different set of routes.