Lincad’s Research and Quality Manager, Gavin Durham, talks about battery transportation
Q. Gavin, I understand there have been a number of changes regarding the transport of batteries by air. Can you start by expanding on that?
A. Yes, basically there has been a strict tightening of the regulations for air transport, especially for lithium batteries, over recent years. Until just a few years ago, you could transport lithium primary cells and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries by either passenger or cargo aircraft. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) then prohibited the transport of lithium primary cell by passenger aircraft because there had been a few incidents, particularly in America. In the last couple of years, they’ve extended that ban to cover lithium-ion rechargeable batteries as well…
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