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[post_content] => The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) published a second addendum to the 2017-2018 edition of the Technical Instructions on 21 June 2017; the changes are applicable from 1 July 2017 and will be applied by all signatories to the Chicago Convention.
The addendum is relatively brief and contains merely a replacement for Item 20 in Table 8-1 in Part 8, Chapter 1, which relates to portable electronic devices (watches, calculators, cameras, mobile phones, laptop computers, camcorders etc) carried by passengers or crew for their personal use. The addendum clarifies that, when such articles are carried in checked baggage, they should be completely switched off, and not left in ‘sleep’ or ‘air’ mode. Measures must also be taken to protect the device from damage as well as to prevent unintentional activation.
This second addendum follows on from a first, published on 7 April, which largely consisted of corrections to the text of the 2017-2018 edition. Both can be found, in various languages, on the ICAO website at www.icao.int/safety/DangerousGoods/Pages/default.aspx
IATA ADDS MORE CHANGES
As is common, ICAO’s addendum was copied in an equivalent document from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), relating to the 58th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). These changes will be adopted by all IATA member airlines – in other words, pretty much any passenger airline one would feel comfortable flying with, along with air cargo carriers and express parcel carriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc).
IATA’s addendum is, though, much lengthier than its ICAO counterpart. The ICAO changes are mirrored in wording found in Table 2.3.A and in 188.8.131.52(c) and 184.108.40.206(e).
In addition, there is a minor change in Note 3 to Table 1.5.B to clarify that personnel employed in cargo reservation centres are subject to the training requirements; the prior text mentioned only passenger reservation centres.
In Table 4.2, the proper shipping name of UN 1790 hydrofluoric acid is amended slightly, with ‘60% or less strength’ replaced by ‘60% or less hydrogen fluoride’. For UN 2977 and 2978 uranium hexafluoride, the ERG Code in Column N is changed from ‘7L’ to ‘7CP’.
Other amendments relate to aerosols. The term ‘self-closing’ is deleted from the release device requirement in the definition of ‘aerosol’. In Packing Instruction 203, the maximum net quantity per package of UN 1950 aerosols (tear gas devices) on cargo aircraft is reduced from 150 kg to 50 kg.
Finally, aviation regulated liquids and solids, nos (UN 3334 and 3335) are added to the list of substances that can be shipped as consumer commodities under Packing Instruction Y963.
STATES AND OPERATORS
IATA has also taken the opportunity to update the list of state and operator variations, including significant changes from Belgium (mainly related to explosives and radioactives) and Italy (arms, ammunition and explosives), as well as minor changes from Saudi Arabia and the UK.
There are also extensive changes to the operator variations for UPS and Austrian Airlines and more general changes to those for Air China, Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, FedEx Express, Japan Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Comair, Corsair, Singapore Airlines, Air Europa and Vietnam Airlines. There are also minor changes to several other airlines’ variations.
The full text of the IATA addendum (in English) can be found on the IATA website at www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/dgr58-addendum1-en.pdf
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