IATA 61st Edition - Significant Changes

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:51

A new edition of the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) is published every year, with the revised provisions effective January 1. The 61st Edition of the IATA DGR is currently available for pre-order at www.costha.com and includes the revisions below, which will become effective on January 1, 2020.Here is an overview of some of the changes for the transport of dangerous goods by air…

  • Dangerous goods carried by passengers and crew
    • Aerosols in Division 2.2 (with no subsidiary hazard) allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.
  • List of Dangerous Goods
  • UN2389, FURAN, 3, PG I, and UN3449, BROMOBENZYL CYANIDES, SOLID, 6.1, PG I, allowed on both passenger aircraft and Cargo Aircraft Only.
  • Special provision A802 assigned to UN1700, TEAR GAS CANDLES, 6.1 (4.1), to reinforce the requirements for PG II performance standards packagings.
  • The tables for single packagings have been revised to better identify composite packagings. The revised tables clearly identify which composite packagings are permitted.
  • Revised packings instructions 650, 960, Y960, and 968 to 970 (“aggregate lithium content”)
  • Excepted quantity mark, limited quantity mark, environmentally hazardous substances (EHS) mark and lithium battery mark must, when required, be applied on one face of the package.
  • Appendix A – New definition in glossary entre for “aggregate lithium content” and “lithium batteries installed in cargo transport unit”.
  • Appendix H – Guidance material on development and implementation of competency-based training for dangerous goods extensively revised based on engagement with, and input from regulatory authorities, training providers and member airlines. All the draft provisions for Subsection 1.5 have been moved to Appendix I.
  • Appendix I – New appendix providing the detail of the changes to come into effect January 1, 2021, based on the adoption of changes from the 21st revised edition of the UN Model Regulations and changes agreed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel for the 2021–2022 edition of the Technical Instructions.
  • Packing Instructions
  • Marking & Labelling
  • Changes to the Appendices

The full list of Significant Changes and Amendments to the 61st Edition (2018) IATA DGR is available here