The Department of Transportation will step up enforcement of labeling and packaging requirements for lithium batteries shipped via passenger and cargo aircraft, but it won't ban such shipments, despite pleas by the Air Line Pilots Association. Union President John Prater said his group stands behind its call for a temporary ban. "Enforcement of inadequate regulations still produces inadequate safety," he noted. Meanwhile, the International Civil Aviation Organization is set to take up the issue on Friday in an effort to reach a global solution.
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