Are you ready for 2021

Why are IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manuals updated every year? – YouTube The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGRs) are published every year – valid as of the 1st January. Addendums are also published throughout the calendar year. At all times, especially with the changing scenario of COVID-19, it is critically important for all shipper’s and … Read more

Regulatory UPDATE

When necessary for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air the issuance of an addendum to the 2021- 2022 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions may occur. This in turn results in changes to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Attached is the January addendum to the 62nd edition of the DGR. It is very … Read more

Holiday Trading Hours

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support in this unusual year and to wish you all wonderful and safe holiday period. Perhaps it will not be as planned for us all, but we hope you can find some time to relax and enjoy this time of year. HOLIDAY … Read more

IATA DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS 2021

IATA DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS 2021 The 62nd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is now available and is valid from 1st January 2021.  The ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel have developed the content of the 2021–2022 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions (TI) and these changes have been adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board … Read more

Transportation of COVID-19 Vaccines Requiring Large Quantities of Dry Ice

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The attached Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) provides information and recommendations for operators on safety issues relating to the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines by air, which may require larger than typical quantities of Dry Ice for preservation.

The document provides information and recommendations for operators and persons conducting operations which carry these COVID-19 vaccines on aircraft.

Operators must comply with the applicable regulations pertaining to the carriage of dangerous goods at all times when shipping the COVID-19 vaccines in Dry Ice.

Dry Ice continually sublimates (transitions directly from a solid to a gas) at temperatures higher than -78°C (-108.4°F). The risk associated with this is the gas produced is CO2 and will replace oxygen in the aircraft compartments. Cognitive function can be affected, and asphyxiation may occur to person operating in that space i.e. ground crews handling the containers.

Please refer to the SAFO for recommendations for all operators to reduce this risk to crews. There is also an attached fact sheet regarding Dry Ice at the back of the SAFO.

Should you wish to discuss this further or require any other information contact us at the Civil Aviation Academy and we will be happy to assist.

Release of the first Edition of the Guidance Document for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics and Distribution

Hello Everyone, IATA released the first Edition of the “Guidance for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics and Distribution” document (attached here for you and the extract) on the IATA website https://www.iata.org/en/programs/cargo/ (this is the link to the provided documents) and press release, available here. This was issued Nov 16th, 2020. This document provides a set of … Read more

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Celebrating 21 years of Successful Business

To celebrate this huge milestone, we are moving swiftly into the 21st Century of technology and have re-invented our website and are now available through social media channels.   The team are fully aware that without the support of our loyal suppliers and customers, these past 21 years would never have been such a success. … Read more