The agency told Bloomberg in a statement that it "knew the rechargeable batteries used on some Apple MacBook Pro laptops." It has already alerted key planes about it, telling them to comply with the agency's 2016 safety instructions for devices with recalled batteries. As such, you cannot take an affected laptop with your carry-on, and you cannot check it as a load. You can, however, take it on a flight once its battery is replaced.
Bloomberg says four airports based in the UK, Italy and Canada operated by Total Cargo Expertise recently implemented the same prohibition. The company has announced that the MacBook Pro model will no longer be allowed on any of its planes and its staff said it will remind passengers at the gate and before takeoff.