New Rules For Lithium Battery Air Transport

According to recent news, the International Air Transport Association (IATA, hereinafter referred to as IATA) urges global air cargo companies to ensure the safe transportation of lithium batteries. The 60th edition of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Risk Products Rules was implemented. It combines all the contents of the ICAO technical rules prepared by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Risk Products Experts Association and the changes in the content of the IATA Risk Products Experts Association. Nothing happens, there are new requests and changes in the lithium battery transportation rules. . On January 1, 2019, the implementation began, paying attention to the content of the change, there are several touches of lithium battery air transport, this article for the new rules for the lithium battery air transport stop description.

The lithium battery air transport rules are updated as follows:
1. The loading requests for clauses,, for battery-powered walkers have been simplified and standardized, requiring air operators to ensure that the walkers are properly secured and protected. Avoid damage and risk to the walker from other baggage or cargo; the 60th edition of the DGR for the Li-Ion battery-powered walker has been removed from the term “collapsible” 60th edition.

2. Clause adds two sub-clauses (f) and (g), which are respectively divided into two sub-clauses:
Add a new category principle to clarify the state of lithium-ion and lithium-ion batteries in hybrid lithium batteries.
Beginning on January 1, 2020, lithium battery or lithium battery manufacturers and subsequent distributors must provide their UN38.3 test summary.

3. The 4.2th risk item list adds a new risk item entry, UN 3536, a lithium battery installed in the cargo transport unit.

4. The list of the 4.2th risk items list, the ERG code in the Nth column under the entry for all lithium batteries, changed from the original 9FZ to 12FZ.

5. Section 4.4 Special Provisions (SP), Amendment A201 to include an allowable clause that allows lithium metal or lithium ion batteries to pass through the approval of the airline operator, the country of destination and the region under the jurisdiction of the country. The passenger plane stopped shipping.

6. Section 4.4 Special Provisions (SP), under which new SP entries are added, A213 and A334, respectively, with the following rules:
A213 For lithium-ion batteries containing lithium metal cells and lithium-ion cells, they must be assigned to UN 3090 or UN 3091, and when they are assigned to Section II, they are properly limited.
A334 As in the SP A213 rule, it is appropriate to use the conditions for such lithium batteries and to stop the transportation under approved conditions.

7. Under Chapter 7, Signs and Labels, its, with the addition of a risk label for the new Type 9 lithium battery, requests the lower half of the label to be in addition to the risk category number “9”. Other than that, no other text can be displayed; at the same time, since the original Lithium battery handling label has been replaced by a new Lithium Battery Mark, and the 2019 new lithium battery label is forced to take effect, the old one is deleted. Lithium battery operation label.

8. In Appendix B, B.2.2.4, two new sets of new cargo IMP codes are added for UN 3090, Section II of PI 968-EBM and UN 3480, Section II of PI 965-EBI.
At the beginning of 2019.01.01, it is necessary to use the new lithium battery operation label and the type 9 label, and the old label is invalid.

According to the audio analysis of the document on the lithium battery air transport rules, the following conclusions are drawn:

1. Passengers and flight attendants are not allowed to carry more than 15 electronic devices and 20 spare batteries. If they exceed, they must obtain the company’s consent.

2. The new version of the new lithium battery transport label exchanges the old lithium battery operation label, which rules the transportation specifications in the lithium battery. The minimum size of the lithium battery is 120 mm X 110 mm. The operating label must have a red border and a width of at least 5 mm.

3. A new rule request has been added to stop the isolation of lithium battery cargo from dangerous goods: lithium batteries and lithium metal batteries (UN 3090, PI968 Section IA or IB) marked (UN 3480, PI965 Section IA or IB) are not allowed. It is packaged in the same outer packaging as Class 1 explosive substances, Class 2.1 flammable gases, Class 3 flammable liquids, Class 4.1 flammable solids, Class 5.1 oxidants and other dangerous goods.
The package and the lithium battery and battery cargo requested in Chapter II of PI965 and PI968 shall not be placed in the same outer packaging as other risky products.
Because lithium is a metal that is particularly prone to chemical reactions, it is easy to extend and extinguish. Lithium batteries are packaged and transported, such as improper disposal, easy extinction and explosion, and accidents. Accidents caused by non-standard behaviors in packaging and transportation are increasingly being paid attention to. There are a number of rules published by various agencies in the world, and various regulatory agencies are becoming more stringent, making progress in requesting operations, and amending rules and regulations from time to time. The IATA (Air Transport Association) updated the DGR risk goods air transport rules to the 60th edition, and the content has been updated a lot, which will have a greater impact on the 2019 lithium battery air transport.
Tips for applying for the change of the 2019 version of the air transport certification book:

1. The implementation specification of the Maritime Certificate is still the 2016 version of IMDG (Amdt. 38-16).

2. The implementation specification of the air cargo certification book has become the 60th edition of the DGR of the Air Transport Rules for Risk Products.

3. The original issuance of the Air Navigation Certificate in 2019 begins on January 1, 2019.

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