Lithium Batteries Update - September 2016
Following the launch of the dedicated EASA task force on lithium batteries about two years ago, please find below the release message for the passenger awareness videos, that are now available on the EASA website as well as on YouTube.
The message is pretty basic and addresses the issue of daily encountered PEDs, this is one more step ahead to achieve a better passenger awareness on lithium batteries, which is a position promoted and supported by the Pilots Unions, in collaboration with EASA and also in a more global perspective with Ifalpa.
Lithium Batteries Articles
Lithium Batteries as Cargo in 2016
Additional Changes for Lithium Ion Batteries
On 22 February the ICAO Council adopted the recommendation of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) that lithium ion batteries, UN 3480, Packing Instruction 965 only, be forbidden, on an interim basis, as cargo on passenger aircraft. The prohibition does not apply to lithium ion batteries packed with equipment or lithium ion batteries contained in equipment, UN 3481, Packing Instruction 966 and Packing Instruction 967 respectively.
The prohibition becomes effective 1 April 2016, as applies to the requirements that lithium ion batteries, UN 3480, PI 965, to be shipped at a state of charge of no more than 30% of their rated capacity, and other changes advised through the addendum to the 57th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) issued in January of this year.
The carriage of Lithium Ion batteries from the ICAO Air Navigation Commission
Safety Standards for Lithium Battery Shipments on Aircraft
New ICAO Li Ion battery manual - December 2014
Managing In-Flight Fires Guide
Follow this link to read the guideline on managing in flight fires..
Significant Changes DGR-56th Edition 2015
Cabin Smoke Awareness Guide
Follow this link to read this interesting article on Cabin Smoke Awareness....
Lithium Batteries Information
Dangerous Goods articles
POSSIBLE LITHIUM BATTERIES BAN..
More articles to read...
Dangerous Goods - On Board Guidance
The previous article has been updated, see the revised copy by following this link..
Lithium Battery Update
Please follow this link to read the latest IFALPA Position paper..
Lithium Battery Report
Dangerous Goods Advisory Circular
Civil Aviation Department
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Over the past six months, we have received three reports from foreign civil aviation authorities and airlines where consignments of mercury (UN 2809) on flights departed from Hong Kong were found leaking from their packages on arrival at their destinations.
Click on the link to read the full circular...........