The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with other federal agencies and organizations to remind airline passengers that electronic smoking devices like vaporizers (vapes) and e-cigarettes are considered hazardous materials when transported on aircraft. Electronic smoking devices contain lithium batteries that pose […]
Presumably, under the premise that you can make a bad situation better by making it bigger, there are reports that the US Administration is now considering a global ban on the carriage of large electronic devices onboard flights bound for […]
ICAO statement on electronics ban.
The FAA has issued a new SAFO cautioning airlines to confirm Hazardous Materials compliance of lithium battery shipments.
The SAFO specifically names Braille Battery, which manufactures lithium batteries which power racing cars.
The FAA warns that Braille have failed to show proof of compliance to Hazardous Materials Regulations for air transport.
The FAA has issued a new safety guidance for airlines to follow procedures for the recalled devices and for the handling lithium devices.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has joined leaders of the lithium battery supply chain in demanding stricter enforcement of international regulations for the transport of lithium batteries.
Reuters is reporting that the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has formally banned carriage of Lithium batteries on commercial passenger aircraft. The ban takes effect as of April 1, and would remain in place “until a new fire-resistant packaging […]
Shortly after a new SAFO issued by the FAA on the carriage of Lithium batteries, the NTSB calls for stringent regulations of Lithium Ion battery carriage in cargo. The call for greater controls on lithium-ion batteries results from its investigation into the […]
“FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire. As a result of those tests, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have advised airlines about the dangers associated with carrying lithium batteries as cargo and also have encouraged them to conduct safety risk assessments,” the agency states.