Can dangerous goods be safely transported by air?

The broad principles governing the international transport of dangerous goods by air are contained in Annex 18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation – The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

Are dry batteries dangerous goods?

Identify your dry battery Some dry batteries are regulated battery shipments (Class 4 — Dangerous When Wet or Class 8 — Corrosive) and must be correctly identified, classified, packaged, marked and labeled.

Which item may contain hidden dangerous goods?

Hidden Dangerous Goods

  • Aircraft Spare Parts/Aircraft Equipment.
  • Automobiles, Automobile Parts (car, motor, motorcycle)
  • Breathing Apparatus.
  • Camping Equipment.
  • Chemicals.
  • COMAT (Company Materials) such as aircraft parts.
  • Consolidated Consignments (Groupages)
  • Cryogenic (Liquid)

Is transportation of dangerous goods is safe?

It is important to consider safety in transporting dangerous goods. These regulations are developed worldwide by experts that study and test packaging for the safe movement of hazards. You do not package to the applicable standard due to the lack of proper training, understanding of regulations, or just negligence.

Which goods are best transported by air?

Generally the goods that are usually transferred through this means of transport are the following:

  • Urgent goods.
  • High volume goods.
  • Intercontinental urgent mail.
  • Spare parts and spare parts for land vehicles.
  • Spare parts for the aerospace industry.
  • Perishable food.
  • Materials for fairs and events.
  • Plants.

Is a fridge classed as dangerous goods?

Bulk transport, e.g. sand, bricks, mortar, soil, bags, etc….AirRoad Direct does not transport dangerous goods.

Item Special requirements
White goods Large whitegoods (i.e. washing machines, fridges and similar items) must be in their original packaging so it can be loaded on using lifting equipment

Can dry ice be loaded with radioactive material?

Overpacks and Class 7 radioactive material freight containers are not ULDs. With few exceptions, a ULD containing dry ice may not contain other dangerous goods. The exceptions to this rule are UN 3373, Biological substance, Category B; and ID 8000, Consumer commodity.

Is bleach classed as dangerous goods?

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) for transport by sea; DANGEROUS GOODS.

How many types of dangerous goods are there?

9 dangerous goods classes
There are 9 dangerous goods classes. Substances (including substances and mixtures), and articles are assigned to one of the following 9 classes according to the most predominant hazards they pose in transport.

What are the risks of dangerous goods on an airplane?

Anything added to an airplane can introduce risk. Dangerous goods, also known as Hazardous Materials, and other cargo can contribute to catastrophic incidents when things go wrong. The risk starts well before the airport. Cargo safety and preventing undeclared dangerous goods is everyone’s responsibility.

What is the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)?

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is the global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air and the only standard recognized by airlines. 2022 UPDATES: IATA Manuals include all necessary information about new regulations taking effect as of January 1, 2022 and how they impact the shipment and handling of air cargo.

What are “dangerous goods” and why do they matter?

Dangerous goods, also known as Hazardous Materials, and other cargo can contribute to catastrophic incidents when things go wrong. The risk starts well before the airport.

What should I look for when shipping dangerous goods?

When shipping dangerous goods (e.g., lithium batteries or battery powered devices, aerosols, oxygen cylinders) or flammable liquids (e.g., perfumery products or alcoholic beverages) please follow these steps to ensure your package is correctly packed and marked.