Lithium batteries can catch fire or explode if poorly
manufactured, not subjected to mandatory safety testing, damaged or abused.
When shipped on their own (i.e. not contained in or packed with equipment)
their transport is prohibited in the mail and is restricted to carriage onboard
cargo aircraft. The CAA has experienced
an increase in the number of reports concerning bulk shipments of lithium
batteries which were either undeclared or misdeclared as equipment containing
batteries. If undetected, this has the potential to lead to the carriage of
lithium batteries onboard passenger aircraft.
carriage by passengers of lithium batteries (which are not contained in
equipment) within checked baggage presents a higher hazard than carriage in the
cabin, where crew members are able to deal with a fire should one occur.
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.
Safety plan sections
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