Montreal aviation CO2 deal meets signatory-state resistance, NGO criticism

Government, industry and civil society representatives at this year’s 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly agreed to recommend adoption of a measure to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, despite resistance from developing economies, such as China, which expressed concern that the deal would stifle development. Other countries – including Russia, India, South Africa, Saudi […]

WCS 2016: ICAO’s Dr. Liu projects notable air cargo growth through 2030

BERLIN — While the chief aim in the freight business is to move as much cargo as possible, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is in existence to make sure it’s done as safely as possible — and that is despite some notable growth in air cargo expected through 2030, said ICAO Secretary General, Dr. […]

WCS 2016: Lufthansa CEO calls on governments to improve air cargo

BERLIN — Air cargo has an image problem. That was the central message from Peter Gerber, the CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. In cargo transport, a small percentage of overall volume is carried by air, but that cargo is also a high percentage of value of all cargo transported. During remarks yesterday at the 2016 World Cargo […]

Has ICAO banned the wrong batteries?

Against the wishes of the International Air Transport Association, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed yesterday to temporarily ban the shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft, which will go into effect on April 1 of this year. According to ICAO Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ban will only be in place until […]

NTSB throws another monkey wrench at lithium battery issue

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has chimed in on the ongoing lithium battery debate. On Tuesday of this week, it recommended that lithium batteries be physically separated from other flammable materials carried as cargo, and to establish maximum loading density requirements designed to restrict the quantities of lithium batteries and flammable, hazardous materials on […]

ICAO CO2 emission standards closer to adoption

This week in Montreal, 170 international experts on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) unanimously recommended new environmental standards on CO2 emissions produced by aircraft. The standard has taken six years of negotiation and technical work to come together. If adopted by ICAO’s 36-state governing council, the new standard […]

UN reignites lithium battery debate

A few months after the International Civilian Aviation Organization (ICAO) gave conflicting recommendations about a proposed industry-wide ban on the transport of lithium batteries as cargo on passenger flights, the debated has roared back to life after a United Nations panel recommended the same kind of ban on shipments of the rechargeable batteries, the AP […]

Hoverboards banned on multiple carriers due to fire risk

One of the hottest gifts for this holiday season may be hotter than many consumers expect. Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings, American Airlines, British Airways and charter carrier Rectrix Aviation have banned the carriage of popular “hoverboard”motorized skateboard-like scooters after numerous reports that the lithium-ion batteries that power the toys are causing fires. A […]

To the rescue: Can lithium batteries be made safe for flight?

On Sept. 3, 2010, a UPS 747-400 cargo aircraft took off from Dubai, headed to the UPS hub in Cologne-Bonn. It crashed shortly after taking off, killing the two crew members on board. Three years later, the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) concluded that the cause of the crash, a fire on board […]

ICAO panel rejects lithium battery ban

The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) panel on dangerous goods, which met in Montreal last week, rejected a ban on rechargeable lithium batteries from being carried in the belly holds of passenger aircraft. The Associated Press reported the panel vote was 11-7. The panel’s decision is a recommendation to ICAO’s air navigation bureau, which will […]

Finding common ground on security practices

Our cargo hubs, where routes connect and transfers are made, are at the heart of our supply chain. As we tackle the many challenges facing our industry – from the threat of modal shift to the changing security landscape, to the need to remain competitive and to grow – the way we process cargo at […]

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

The hazardous cargo committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, heard a detailed presentation last week in Montreal about the dangers presented by shipping lithium ion batteries on freighters or in the bellies of passenger aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers and members of pilot’s unions, presented findings by the U.S. Federal […]

ICAO, FAA consider international drone standards

The water cooler topic of late seems to be drones. The technology for small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for use in domestic commerce is evolving faster than standards for larger drones, but how to regulate them has the aviation industry wringing its hands. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is working on new safety standards […]
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