Tag: lithium batteries

FAA Wants to Fine UPS $120,000 for Dangerous Goods Violation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has proposed a $120,000 civil penalty against UPS “for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials regulations”. According to the FAA, on 15 November, 2018, UPS, being aware of hazardous shipment contents, offered UPS Airlines to transport “loosely packed lithium batteries which had no protection from short circuit, were […]

EASA About the Safe Transport of PED Containing Lithium Batteries

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Safety Information Bulletin to remind airlines and aircraft operators of important principles for the safe transport of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) containing lithium batteries. These principles should be taken into account by the airlines when they perform their safety risk assessment. PEDs containing lithium batteries are considered […]

EASA Recommendations for The Transport of Damaged Lithium Batteries

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued on 26 September 2016 a set of recommendations for the safe transport of Galaxy Note 7 devices, which are subject of recall by their manufacturer. In a so-called Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) sent to all airlines today, EASA recommends the following: A recalled device may not be carried […]

IATA: Governments Must Clamp Down on Rogue Lithium Battery Shippers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with leaders of the lithium battery supply chain to demand stricter enforcement of international regulations regarding the transport of lithium batteries. In a joint letter to Ministers of Trade, Industry and Transport, and Directors of Civil Aviation in the world’s largest lithium battery manufacturing and export countries, IATA, […]