Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ICAO prohibits lithium-ion shipments on passenger aircraft

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has adopted a new aviation safety measure which prohibits, on an interim basis, all shipments of lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft. The council’s decision, effective from April 1, 2016, pertains only to lithium-ion batteries shipped as cargo on passenger aircraft, and not to those contained in personal electronic devices carried by passengers or crew.

The decision follows extensive reviews undertaken by the ICAO Air Navigation Commission, and the UN agency’s Dangerous Goods, Flight Operations, and Airworthiness panels.
24/02/16 Financial Express
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