The ICAO General Council has voted to introduce a ban on the carriage of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft. The move responds to a request from the Air Navigation Commission, after the Dangerous Goods Panel had rejected it last year.
The ban is an interim measure that will take effect on 1 April 2016, pending finalisation of a new lithium battery packaging performance standard, which is expected to be finalised in 2018.
The ban does not effect electronic devices carried by passengers or crew nor to lithium ion batteries contained in or packed with equipment.[post_title] => ICAO Council adopts PAX ban on lithium ion batteries [post_excerpt] =>
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