Air, Freight News

ICAO to ban aircraft batteries

[ February 13, 2013   //   ]

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is set to ban aircraft batteries being transported as cargo in the bellyholds of passenger planes. It follows the fire incidents on the Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ fleet in January that led to widespread grounding on the new aircraft, according to press reports. Currently, there is an exemption that allows lithium ion (li-ion) aircraft batteries of up to 77lb to be carried, whereas the limit for other li-ion batteries is only 11lb.

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