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In case you missed it, on March 31, 2023, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) posted their Addendum II to the 64th Edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR). In it, they highlight both amendments and corrections to take note of. The two The two main changes can be found in section 2 and 5 (one being an exception and the other a correction):
- 220.127.116.11 Portable Electronic Devices (PED) (Including Medical Devices) Containing Batteries and Spare Batteries
- the device must be completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode), unless the device contains only lithium batteries not exceeding: — for lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 0.3 g; or — for lithium ion batteries, a Watt-hour rating of 2.7 Wh.
- Section 5 Packing instruction 952
- lithium batteries must meet the provisions of 18.104.22.168.1, except that pre-production prototypes of lithium cells or batteries, when these prototypes are transported for testing, or low production runs of lithium cells or batteries that have not been tested to the requirements of in Part III, subsection 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria may be transported aboard a cargo aircraft if approved by the appropriate authority of the State of origin and the State of the operator. A copy of the document of approval must accompany the consignment. Lithium batteries which have been removed from the vehicle and are packed separate from the vehicle in the same outer packaging must be offered for transport as UN 3481, Lithium ion batteries packed with equipment or UN 3091, Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment and packed according to Packing Instruction 966 or Packing Instruction 969, as applicable.
Aside from the two noted changes, most amendments and changes are related to Operator Variations air carriers. For a full look at Addendum II and all the operator variations, exceptions, and corrections click HERE NOW!
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