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TRAFFIC & SECURITY

January 8, 2016

Dear Valued Customers,

Re: Dangerous Goods Classification of Small Vehicles Powered by Lithium Batteries

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation for flight safety.

On 29th December 2015, IATA issued Notice to inform Dangerous Goods classification of small vehicle powered by lithium batteries. We would appreciate your attention to the Notice.

  1. Summary of Notice
    Small vehicle powered by lithium batteries must be declared as “UN3171 Battery-powered vehicle” and NOT permitted to be declared as “UN3481 Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment”.
  2. Definition of Vehicle
    Vehicles are self-propelled apparatus designed to carry one or more persons or goods.
    (For details, please refer to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation Special Provision A21)

    image from IATA Notice

  3. Other
    If there is a difference between these summaries and the IATA Notice, the IATA Notice prevails. Therefore, the IATA Notice must be observed.
    Please note NCA shall not be held responsibility for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misprints or misinterpretation of the contents in these summaries
  4. Attachment
    IATA Notice (Small Vehicles Powered by Lithium Batteries – Cargo Provisions)

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