Category Archives: Lithium batteries

Congress must act to ensure the safety of lithium battery shipments by air

Published  in The Hill & Leadership from the Cockpit on December 30, 2015 By Capt. Tim Canoll Airlines have been making news lately for imposing restrictions on certain items aboard aircraft. An all-out ban on hoverboards and limitations on e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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If One Hoverboard Poses Too Much Fire Risk on an Airliner, Shouldn’t Shipments of Lithium Batteries be Banned?

Over the past two weeks, airlines throughout the world have announced voluntary bans on the passenger carriage of hoverboards on aircraft. These boards pose a serious threat to the safety of aircraft because of their power source: lithium batteries. Each … Continue reading

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Canada Adopts ICAO Standard on Lithium Batteries

Six months after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced its intent to ban the transport of lithium-metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced a suite of amendments to Canada’s Transport of … Continue reading

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Harmonize Lithium Battery Safety Standards

Capt. Moak sent a letter yesterday to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx asking for an immediate issue of a final rule to harmonize the regulation of the air transport of lithium batteries as cargo with international standards. International standards … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls for One Level of Safety for Lithium Battery Shipments

Recommends Shipments Containing Lithium Batteries be Held to Tougher Requirements Washington, D.C.—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) urged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt more stringent regulations over the air transportation of lithium batteries … Continue reading

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