ICAO’s Dangerous Goods Panel Proposes Ban on Lithium Batteries in Passenger Planes

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

ICAOA recent meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP), held in Montreal, discussed the proposal for banning lithium batteries as cargo in passenger air crafts.

According to the meeting report, the DGP agreed to prohibit lithium batteries in cargo, except those which are packed or contained in some equipment or are kept in the aircraft cabin by the passengers. The panel further proposed Jan. 1, 2015 as the effective date for start of prohibition.

The DGPs decision will be presented for final approval.from the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) in late April,

The report states that “the ANC may adopt the DGP’s decision but has within its prerogative, the option of amending/extending it…..The actual text of the decision, including associated consequential amendments, can be expected towards the end of May.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: , , , , , , ,

RSS Plane Crash News

Blogroll

  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
August 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
  • Small Plane Crashes Near Phoenix Deer Valley Airport; 2 Dead https://t.co/SFwxAr6ogu
    about 10 hours ago
  • Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland https://t.co/NdABVx4s3W
    about 10 hours ago
  • LC Peru Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lima https://t.co/qpAWvCYR7p
    about 10 hours ago
  • Two dead in plane crash at 7th Street/Deer Valley, officials say https://t.co/oQGBYOBXVp
    about 24 hours ago
  • Delta Airlines Flight Returns to St. Louis After Bird Strikes https://t.co/EtqBVeCuuE
    about 1 day ago