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IATA 64th Edition 2nd Addendum

IATA has issued an addendum to the 64th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations to address the change to allow active PEDs in checked baggage subject to the limits on the size of the battery as specified. In addition, the addendum includes some changes and additions to the operator’s variations as well as a correction to the DGR.



Cargo aircraft being loaded with freight that is on a PMC (cookie sheet)
PMC / P6P pallet of cargo waiting to be loaded onto a cargo aircraft

Some of the more significant changes include:


NH (All Nippon Airways) NH-08

For UN 3480, lithium ion batteries (Section IB) and UN 3090, lithium metal batteries (Section IB) the shipper is required to submit a “Packing confirmation sheet” to declare that the package (changed from packaging) is capable of withstanding 1.2 m drop test and 3 m stack test (see Packing Instruction 965 and 968). More information regarding the “Packing confirmation sheet” can be found at the following link: https://www.anacargo.jp/en/int/news/restriction.


SQ (Singapore Airlines) SQ-07

The following applies to lithium batteries:


1. Lithium batteries are prohibited for carriage on cargo aircraft without prior approval from Singapore Airlines:

• lithium metal cells and batteries (UN 3090) prepared in accordance with Packing Instruction 968 for carriage as cargo on cargo aircraft;

• lithium ion cells and batteries (UN 3480) prepared in accordance with Packing Instruction 965 for carriage as cargo on cargo aircraft.


2. Lithium metal cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3091) prepared in accordance

with Section I of Packing Instruction 969 and Packing Instruction 970 are prohibited for carriage on passenger aircraft.


3. This restriction does not apply to:

• lithium metal cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3091) in accordance with

Section II of Packing Instruction 969 and Packing Instruction 970;

• lithium ion cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN 3481) in accordance with

Packing Instruction 966 and Packing Instruction 967; or

• lithium ion/metal cells and batteries covered by the Provisions for Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew (see 2.3.2 to 2.3.5 and Table 2.3.A).


Section 2

2.3.5.8 Portable Electronic Devices (PED) (Including Medical Devices) Containing Batteries and Spare Batteries

Page 27, revise 2.3.5.8.1 as shown:


2.3.5.8.1 For the purpose of these Regulations, battery-powered electronic device means the equipment or apparatus for which the batteries will provide electrical power for its operation. These devices (PED), which may include medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and tablets containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use, which should be carried in carry-on baggage. Batteries and heating elements must be isolated in

portable electronic devices capable of generating extreme heat, by removal of the heating element, battery or other components. These provisions apply to dry batteries, nickel-metal hydride batteries, lithium batteries and wet, non-spillable batteries. Additional specific requirements for lithium batteries and wet, non-spillable batteries are set out in 2.3.5.8.4 and 2.3.5.8.5 respectively. If devices are carried in checked baggage:

(a) measures must be taken to protect the device from damage and to prevent unintentional activation;

(b) the device must be completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode), unless the device contains

only lithium batteries not exceeding:

-- for lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 0.3 g; or

-- for lithium ion batteries, a Watt-hour rating of 2.7 Wh.


To see the entire 2nd addendum to the 2023 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) please click the link below to download the file. For any questions direct them to your contact at DGM New York or DGM Philadelphia.

2nd Addendum DGR64-Addendum2-EN-01 January 2023
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