Lithium-battery ICAO regulations to go into effect Tuesday

12/31/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Scrutiny of the safety of transporting lithium batteries is intensifying as new International Civil Aviation Organization regulations regarding the transport of lithium batteries go into effect Tuesday and the industry awaits the final report on a United Parcel Service accident caused by a fire in the jet's lithium-battery cargo. The aviation industry would prefer tighter safety regulations. Lithium-battery technology "is going to be part of our lives and transportation, so we need to step up and find a way to appropriately oversee it," said Flight Safety Foundation President Bill Voss.

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