New Regulations for Lithium-ion Batteries as Cargo

Effective April 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) issued new actions regarding the shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft. These new measures prohibit Lithium-ion cell and batteries as cargo aboard passenger aircraft. They also require Lithium-ion cells and batteries carried on cargo aircraft with a charge of 30% or less. Additionally, the limits to the number of packages of both Lithium-ion cells and batteries for shipment on Cargo aircraft were reduced to one package per consignment or over pack. Please note, these regulations are for items not contained in or packed with equipment in personal electronic devices carried by passengers or crew.