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Changes to dangerous goods by air

12 December 2016 | Industry News & Regs

Dangerous goods regulations 58 – significant changes to shipments of dangerous goods by air
As is the case every year, IATA have released their significant updates that will feature in the dangerous goods regulations for 2017.

IATA publish regulations for the shipment of dangerous goods by air, as governed by ICAO.

The key changes for the 2017 edition include:

– Special provision A104, referring to the shipment of UN 1230 (methanol) no longer permits packages to be shipped without the use of a Class 6.1 hazard label.

– ID 8000 now includes aviation regulated substances, UN 3334 and UN 3335, under special provision A112.

– Under, the use of additional text on a lithium battery hazard label is no longer permitted. The only information to be shown on bottom half of the hazard labels should be the hazard class and pictogram.

– There a number of new packing instructions, including PI 220, PI 378 and PI 459, which cover the shipment of “engines and machinery powered by a flammable gas”, “engines and machinery powered by a flammable liquid” and “polyester resin kits that have a solid base”, respectively.

– Packing instructions 950 & 951 have been revised to remove provisions for engines.

If you’re unsure about what this means for you and your shipments, contact our team who will be happy to help.


Information correct at time of publishing, 12th December 2016

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