IATA calls for regulators, governments and industry to take steps on lithium ion battery safety

13 October, 2021

IATA called (12-Oct-2021) for regulatory authorities (such as the EASA and US FAA) to improve lithium ion battery transport safety by accelerating the development of a test standard that can be used to demonstrate that fire containment pallet covers and fire-resistant containers are capable of withstanding a fire involving lithium batteries. IATA also called for government authorities to step up and take responsibility for stopping rogue producers and exporters of lithium batteries, as well as for the aviation industry to step up and expand the collection of incident data and develop methods for the data to be shared to support the airlines' safety risk assessment processes. [more - original PR]