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FAA alerts aircraft operators to results of new research on the risks of transporting lithium batteries as cargo
10 October 2010

FAA alerts aircraft operators to results of new research on the risks of transporting lithium batteries as cargo

10 October 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) alerted operators to results of new research on the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo on aircraft and recommended actions air carriers can take to reduce those risks. In a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO), the FAA summarized recent research which shows that lithium metal (non-rechargeable) and […]

NTSB recommends fire suppression systems on all cargo airplanes

6 December 2007

The U.S. NTSB has recommended that the FAA require that all cargo airplanes operating under Part 121 install fire suppression systems. This recommendation is a result of the Board`s investigation of a UPS DC-8 cargo fire in Philadelphia last year. As a result of its investigation, the Safety Board made recommendations in the following areas […]