• Rationale

    EPAS requires that: Safety Issue shall be addressed by the Member States on their State Safety Programmes.

    This will include as a minimum agreeing a set of actions and measuring their effectiveness. EPAS requires that Member States will develop a safety leaflet to inform general aviation pilots on the risks involved in transporting dangerous goods.  

    Outcomes

    • The most serious effects of fire, smoke and fumes, caused by undeclared and undetected lithium batteries carried in freight, are mitigated

    Actions

    • Take action where the CAA can best mitigate risks from fire, smoke and fumes. Our analysis has told us that the highest risk is from undeclared and undetected lithium batteries being carried in freight.  Our action will build on work we have already done with the Department for Transport and Rapiscan Systems to provide a global capability in lithium battery detection.