Regulations surrounding the carriage of lithium batteries—which have been implicated in several fires on board airliners—must be more strictly enforced, IATA and battery manufacturers said Aug. 15. Significant financial penalties and even prison sentences should be imposed on those flouting the regulations, they said in a letter to trade and transport ministers, as well as civil aviation regulators in the world’s major battery manufacturing and exporting nations. IATA, ...

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