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IFALPA Position Papers - December 16

Four new position papers from IFALPA:

Transport of Dangerous Goods by Post

Lithium Battery Fire/Smoke in the Cockpit

All Engine-Out Taxi (AEOT)

Similar Call Signs

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.…/passengers/dangerous-goods

It is also in You Tube:

Lia Calleja-Barcena
Dangerous Goods Expert
European Aviation Safety Agency

Lithium Batteries Articles

Lithium Batteries as Cargo in 2016

Update III
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.

pdfLithium_Battery_Update__III_Final_2016.pdf47.25 KB



The carriage of Lithium Ion batteries from the ICAO Air Navigation Commission

Managing In-Flight Fires Guide

Follow this link to read the guideline on managing in flight fires..

pdfManaging_In_Flight_Fires_Guide_Oct_14.pdf636.1 KB

Significant Changes DGR-56th Edition 2015

pdfSignificant_Changes_DGR_56th_Edition_2015.pdf63.88 KB

Cabin Smoke Awareness Guide

Follow this link to read this interesting article on Cabin Smoke Awareness....

pdfCabin_Smoke_Awareness_Guide_Oct_14.pdf599.25 KB


Dangerous Goods - On Board Guidance

The previous article has been updated, see the revised copy by following this link..

pdfOn_Board_Dangerous_Goods_Guidance_Oct_2014.pdf980.19 KB







Lithium Battery Update

Please follow this link to read the latest IFALPA Position paper..

pdf14DGBL01_-_International_shipments_of_lithium_batteries.pdf385.69 KB

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...........

pdfDangerous_Goods_Advisory_-_Mercury.pdf45.67 KB

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