UN agency bans lithium-ion battery cargo on passenger planes
As cargo on passenger planes, Ion batteries say they pose a serious fire hazard.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
He said the interim measure will continue to adopt new packaging standards by 2018.
The ban will take effect on April 1 and will not include lithium
Montreal-ion batteries in laptops transported by passengers or crew in the cabin
The agency-based council said in a statement.
\"This temporary ban will continue as a separate work, and ICAO\'s new lithium battery packaging performance standard is expected in 2018,\" said Olumuyiwa Benar Aliu, president of the ICAO Council.
Although the ban is no.
Most countries follow the standards of the agency.
The International Civil Aviation Organization said airlines and the pilots association demanded a ban on safety grounds.
Many airlines have voluntarily stopped delivering batteries.
Two serious cases of lithium overheating
On January 2013, two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were equipped with ion batteries.
It first happened on a plane parked in Boston.
The second incident occurred on a full-day air plane flying over Japan, forcing the plane to land urgently.
Regulators suspended all Dreamliners that had been in operation for more than three months.
Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration warned of the risk of a \"catastrophic explosion\" of lithium.
Ion batteries transported by aircraft cargo hold.
FAA tests show the plane caught fire
Suppression systems, including mobile phones and laptops, cannot prevent such explosions. Lithium-
From laptops to electric cars, ion batteries are widely used in a variety of products.