This issue contains articles on the significant changes to the requirements applicable to lithium metal and lithium ion batteries that will take effect from 1 January 2009, and on the new packing instructions that will be adopted effective 1 January 2011.
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Lithium Batteries – Significant Changes on the Way
Lithium batteries in all their forms have been the subject of regulatory review through the course of 2006 and 2007. The review process was driven in part by testing conducted by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2004 to determine the behaviour of lithium metal batteries when exposed to a fire in a simulated aircraft cargo compartment. Read more...
Reformatting of the Packing Instructions – Effective 1 January 2011
The packing instructions in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Technical Instructions) (and consequently the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations) have been the subject of an extensive review by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) over the last four years. Read more...
What's new in the 50th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations?
The 50th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the Dangerous Goods Board and includes changes advised, at time of printing, by ICAO to the 2009-2010 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions. Read more...