Cause & Consequence
Description of Process
During a safety information sharing sessions with airfield operators, the following was circulated to all applicable participants. As a result, all helicopter operators will be adopting the following safety precaution.
Description of Incident
During a security x-ray baggage search, the operator observed electronic equipment in a passengers footwear.
The footwear was removed and the passenger advised the operator he had self-lacing Nike Adapt footwear.
This type of footwear contains a motor and battery to give the wearer comfort fit without any laces or straps. The footwear contains a rechargeable device which can be activated with a mobile phone or smart watch app. It also has a charging plate to recharge the footwear when placed on the plate. The charge can last up to 2 weeks.
Good Practice Guidance
The CAA Dangerous Goods department have prohibited the carriage of this type of footwear pending investigation. Until further notice, passengers will not be permitted to take Nike Adapt footwear offshore.