The International Civil Aviation Organization’s dangerous Goods Panel is to develop a safer packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries.
The panel has agreed to assemble a team of specialists to come up with a new, safer packaging standard before the next meeting in October.
The panel will form a working group to develop packaging, which can stop potential fires from spreading.
The decision was ratified during a meeting in Montreal in which airplane manufacturers and pilots presented the risks of transporting lithium-ion batteries.
The move has been praised by the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association.
Earlier this year airlines Delta, US Airlines, Cathey Pacific banned lithium-ion batteries from their cargo, due to the fire hazard.
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