Edinburgh’s Extrordinair first to win security cert.

Edinburgh Airport-based Extrordinair has become the first freight forwarder in the UK to attain phase 2 Security Management Systems (SeMS ) accreditation from the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Sylvia Fleming, owner and founder of Extrodinair, which specialises in animal transportation and operates the only Border Inspection Post for small animals in Scotland, said: “It is, quite an achievement for a small company,” pointing out that other ... [+]

CAA enlists Rapiscan to develop Lithium battery test

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has awarded security equipment specialist Rapiscan Systems a contract to determine the feasibility of automatically detecting potentially dangerous Lithium batteries in air cargo.  The CAA contract, supported by UK Department for Transport funding, calls for Rapiscan to develop advanced detection algorithms to establish the extent ... [+]

Essex firm guilty of dangerous goods breach

Essex-based medical device firm LE West was fined £3,000 plus costs at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on 11 March for attempting to airfreight incorrectly packaged lithium batteries from Stansted t in May 2013. The court was told that the company had tried to send four lithium manganese dioxide battery packs in medical ... [+]

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