Carrying of a particular brand and model of laptop inside the airplane has been banned by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
The civil aviation regulator said the affected product model is the RETINA, 15 MID 2015 which has been recalled by the manufacturer due to battery problem. According to the NCAA, the computer can become a risk to aviation safety due to overheating.
The warning, contained in a circular dated September 25 and signed by the Director of Operations and Training, NCAA, Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, on behalf of the Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman, was made available to our correspondent on Sunday.
“This is to inform all operators and service providers that the carriage of Macbook Pro Model: RETINA, 15 MID 2015 with immediate effect is hereby barred on all flights,” the circular read in part.