• Dangerous goods are routinely carried as cargo on aircraft and international provisions are in place which, when complied with, ensure that they can be carried safely.

    Anyone involved in the process of sending dangerous goods by air, whether the originator of the goods, the company that packs them or delivers them to the airport, the handling agent and the aircraft operator, has a legal responsibility to ensure that the applicable requirements have been met.

    Failure to do so may endanger the aircraft, its occupants or staff handling the dangerous goods and may result in prosecution of those responsible for the incident.

    Please note: The CAA does not classify dangerous goods. This is the responsibility of the shipper.

    Resources

    Are Your Spares Dangerous? poster
    This poster is relevant to operators and provides examples of the items that, when removed from an aircraft, or when are being shipped as replacements, are classified as dangerous goods and must not be shipped onwards unless they comply with specific requirements for transport.

    Beware! poster (Items not allowed in checked or cabin baggage)
    This poster has been produced to raise the awareness of those dangerous goods which a passenger is forbidden to transport aboard an aircraft.