In separate announcements, the US FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week reinforced warnings about the dangers of transporting lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries as bulk cargo in passenger and freighter aircraft. An FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO), dated Jan. 19 but made public on Feb. 10, called on airlines to be “aware that ICAO [International Civil Aviation Organization] and major airframe manufacturers [Boeing and Airbus] have recommended that ...

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