Tag Archives: lithium batteries

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

Posted in Lithium batteries | Tagged , , | 81 Comments

In advance of looming mark-up, ALPA writes Senate in opposition to S. 3468

Today, ALPA sent a letter of opposition regarding S. 3468 – The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012 Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  S. 3468 would require independent agencies to conduct cost benefit analyses at the … Continue reading

Posted in Fuel Prices, Labor news | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lithium Batteries: Strong Support for ALPA Position on Lithium Batteries Voiced by AFL-CIO

ALPA has long advocated for improved transport requirements for lithium batteries aboard aircraft as cargo.  The FAA Reauthorization Act, enacted this February, included a provision that allows DOT to strengthen regulations of lithium batteries to harmonize with recently improved international … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation Safety | Tagged | Leave a comment