February 22, 2016: ICAO Council Prohibits Lithium-Ion Cargo Shipments on Passenger Aircraft

Effective April 1, 2016 lithium batteries will no longer be permitted as cargo on passenger aircraft. Passengers and crew members will still be permitted to carry devices containing lithium batteries in their carry-on luggage. This decision was made following extensive reviews by ICAO Air Navigation Commission, and the UN agency’s Dangerous Goods, Flight Operations, and Airworthiness panels.

ICAO Prohibits Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Aircraft