We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We'd also like to use optional analytics cookies to help us improve it.
For more information, please read our cookie policy.

UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

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.

Guidance

The following videos provide information on the requirements relating to lithium batteries

Provide page feedback

Please enter your comments below, or use our usual service contacts if a specific matter requires an answer.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Latest from UK Civil Aviation Authority

  1. 2022 quarter one flight data
  2. Continued focus on change for GA Team
  3. Virtual aviation work experience partnership with Springpod

View all latest news