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Airline group launches certification program for lithium battery transport

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The International Air Transport Association will certify logistics providers for meeting the highest standards of handling lithium batteries going on aircraft. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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xtoler
Larry Toler 5
I'm surprised it took this long for the industry to take this more seriously. A few months ago at work I had to intervene on shipments for just ORM-D material. Most of it was domestic ground but some was going express international. We very rarely handle HAZMAT, but I keep certified. My boss didn't see the big deal behind it until I told him the fines we would get for improper shipping, lol.
ekulisch
Eric Kulisch 2
What is ORM-D material?
xtoler
Larry Toler 3
Other Regulated Material
linbb
linbb 2
Did the right thing boss needs to either come up to speed or be replaced. Have had the same trouble in a diffrent field.
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
And apparently no longer a thing,

https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/International/images/2021/RegNews_FXG_ORM-D_Ending_Notification.pdf
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
You should know!
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
NBAA has been on this for a while, with no loose LION batteries in non accessible baggage areas and other considerations such as phone battery ignition in the cabin in flight. As LT said, this is not a new issue, and has been well demonstrated by Tesla, B787, et.al. real world examples by the score.

LION batteries are considered HAZMAT in the transportation industry!

https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/lithiumbatteries
ekulisch
Eric Kulisch 1
Good point
jbermo
jbermo 2
I have personally observed black plastic-wrapped pallets of LION electronics sitting in the Summer hot sun for hours in both DXB and SEL awaiting shipment/loading on cargo aircraft.

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