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It’s back on the menu again. Despite last year’s vote which saw passenger planes allowed to continue to carry lithium battery shipments in the bellies of passenger aircraft, the position still needs to be ratified by the UN’s aviation body, ICAO. However, ICAO’s air navigation commission is understood to remain opposed to the rule and wants to impose a ban – although, sources also say it would be prepared to relent if new packaging for batteries could be developed. At least three cargo aircraft are believed to have been destroyed by lithium battery fires since 2006.

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  • Andy Robins

    January 29, 2016 at 1:55 am

    The only way I can fathom for these Lithium batteries to be deemed safe on freighters, is the combined passengers flatulence is the trigger for these blighters to combust.