IATA says it expects the ICAO Council to endorse the position of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) to impose a ban on the carriage of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft. ICAO’s Dangerous Goods Panel discussed such a ban last year but reached a compromise that would allow UN 3480, PI 965 lithium ion batteries to continue to be carried on passenger aircraft, subject to certain conditions. The new rules are due to take effect on 1 April.
ANC subsequently reviewed this and, under pressure from some states, recommended a total ban until adequate risk mitigation measures can be put in place. A final decision will be made by the ICAO Council later this month, but IATA expects the Council to endorse the ANC position and that the ban will be introduced on 1 April. Both ICAO and IATA will issue addenda before that date.[post_title] => IATA expects lithium ion ban [post_excerpt] =>
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