LITHIUM BATTERIES The importance of the hazards posed by lithium batteries in the air transport chain can be gauged from the turnout at a recent two-day workshop organised by IATA. There were some surprises in store for attendees
CONFERENCE REPORT DGAC’s Annual Conference decamped to Nashville this year, presenting a novel mix of sessions covering regulatory updates, training issues and interactive workshops. As usual, there was plenty to discuss
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued three recommendations to reduce the impact of in-flight fires aboard cargo aircraft, saying that current fire protection regulations are inadequate.
US Last month’s passing of MAP-21 by Congress came as something of a surprise. Hidden in the near-600 page document is a new Hazmat Act, which will set the regulatory agenda for PHMSA for the next few years
ETHANOL Track washout was the immediate cause of a 2009 derailment in Illinois that killed one person and injured seven more. But NTSB says the incident raises further issues for shippers and railroad companies and has renewed calls for improved tank car design