Dangerous Goods (DG)
DANGEROUS GOODS COMMITTEE.
1. ICAO DANGEROUS GOODS PANEL.
To continue to review developments in ICAO and prepare policy for presentation to
future ICAO DGP meetings and Working Groups.
2. IATA DANGEROUS GOODS BOARD.
Although the ICAO DGB is the principal forum for policy implementation, one of its
main contributors and sources of expertise is IATA. IFALPA involvement in, and
monitoring of, IATA activities is essential to achieve IFALPA policies. The Committee
will review IATA DGB activities and implement IFALPA policies where possible.
Additionally, the Committee will continue to monitor the IATA passenger awareness
The carriage of radioactive materials by air is increasing and personnel handling these
materials require special training. Application of the transportation index requires
monitoring. To continue to monitor developments in the IAEA pertaining to the
carriage of radioactive material on public transport category aircraft.
Remarks: The HUPER Committee is working on hazards of cosmic radiation. SEC
Committee is also working carriage of radioactive materials.
4. IATA LIVE ANIMALS AND PERISHABLES BOARD.
To review the regulations pertaining to the carriage of livestock on aircraft, including
exposure to radiation, the use of humane killers, and the responsibility of the pilot-in-command.
5. REVIEW OF JAA DG-RELATED ACTIVITIES
To monitor and review developments in the JAA emanating from the Operations
Committee. To monitor developments and subsequent compliance with JAA Combi AD.
To monitor UPU activities and develop strategies to restrict the carriage of dangerous
goods in air mail at national and international level.
7. DEVELOPMENT OF IFALPA ANNEX 18.
To thoroughly review IFALPA Annex 18 taking into consideration the Third Edition of
ICAO Annex 18.
To continue to review the items included on the NOTOC and to campaign to make it simpler.
9. CARGO HOLDS AND THEIR SPECIFICATIONS.
To continue to campaign for the highest level of fire protection, detection and suppression in cargo holds. To review Class “B” cargo compartments.
10. LOADING OF DANGEROUS GOODS ON UNIT LOADING DEVICES (ULDs).
To consider the precautions necessary before dangerous goods are loaded on ULDs. To
examine the merits of closed containers, netted pallets and the newly developed fire
11. LIMITED AND EXCEPTED QUANTITIES.
Continue to review the ICAO Provisions on the use of the concept of carrying limited
and accepted quantities.
12. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES.
ICAO Emergency Response Guide
This item includes scrutiny of the ICAO Emergency Response Guide for use during
incidents involving dangerous goods and its availability to flight crew.
13. TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND PILOT INFORMATION.
The Technical Instructions require training programmes to be developed. An exchange
of information on training, particularly flight crew training, is essential. A number of
operators have developed programmes and the exchange of audio/visual material
should be considered.
1. Pilots’ Guide for the Acceptance of Dangerous Goods
2. A US-ALPA publication.
3. IATA Dangerous Goods Training Programme Book Load Planners and Flight Crew.
IFALPA endorses the information required for training in this booklet.
14. ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTING.
To develop a plan of action for use in the event of an accident or incident resulting from
the presence of dangerous goods. To consider means of obtaining and disseminating
accident and incident reports.
Remarks: DG to report accidents/incidents to AA Committee for inclusion in their
15. REVIEW OF BATTERIES AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.
To continue to monitor the research and development of batteries and similar energy
sources. To monitor the effects other electronic items have on the aircraft’s avionics.
16. LEGAL ASPECTS OF CARRYING DANGEROUS GOODS.
To consider the legal liability of companies and personnel, including the pilot-incommand,
in the transportation of dangerous goods.
17. SECURITY AND DANGEROUS GOODS.
To consider the implications of carrying on board aircraft, any goods which, when used
in a malicious way, now become Dangerous Goods in themselves.
Remark: The Security Committee will be the lead Committee when reviewing this agenda item.
The IFALPA Dangerous Goods Committee promotes the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air throughout the world. Articles and substances capable of posing a risk to heath, safety, property or the environment are regulated as dangerous goods, and may be carried safely only when properly declared, packaged, labelled, and when the Pilot in Command is notified. IFALPA seeks to maintain the highest regulatory standards for the transport of declared dangerous goods, as well as preventing undeclared dangerous goods from being carried on aircraft. The Dangerous Goods Committee is composed of pilot volunteers from member associations throughout the world. These committee members represent IFALPA at the United Nations (UN) Sub Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Board, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and various other governmental and industry events worldwide. The Committee Chairman is one of 17 voting members of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel.
Dangerous Goods - Committee Chairman:
Karen Smith is the the Dangerous Goods Committee Chair Person. She can be contacted on 082 692 6740 or firstname.lastname@example.org