Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lithium battery guidance document, version 3, released by IATA for safely transporting lithium batteries by aircraft

This document is based on the provisions set out in the 2009/2010 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the 50th Edition (2009) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for complying with provisions applicable to the transport by air of lithium batteries that take effect from 1 January 2009 as set out in the DGR. Specifically the document provides information on:
  • Definitions
  • Classification
  • Exceptions
  • Special provisions
  • Packaging provisions for lithium batteries
  • Prohibitions
  • Passenger provisions

To read this article, click on the following link below:
IATA Lithium Battery Guidance Document, Version 3

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