Lithium batteries are suspected to have played a role in three commercial freighter aircraft fires between 2006 and 2011, and the ongoing concern about transporting the batteries by air has led IATA to issue a 56-page guide to mitigating the risks. IATA’s “Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance for Operators” is available for free online and the organization hopes it will enable parties involved in shipping lithium batteries to have full access to best practices and ...

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