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Regulatory and DGR Update

December 2014 Issue | Service
Hactl delivered two DGR briefing sessions for its airline customers in December, bringing them up to date with the changes to the 56th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, which comes into force in 2015.
 
Some 130 customers attended the two sessions, which took place in Hactl’s in-house conference facility, and were supervised as usual by Hactl’s resident DGR training expert, Simon Yap. A major focus was updating customers on rules for the carriage of lithium metal batteries; many believed that these would be totally banned from air transport in 2015, whereas they will be confined to cargo aircraft only. However, an important change is that Li-Metal batteries shipped under section II provision of the regulations will be required to bear a “Cargo Aircraft Only” label.
 
Hactl Customers Appreciate the Courtesy
 
The Hactl IATA DGR update sessions take place every two years, to keep customers fully abreast of regulations changes. Says Simon Yap: “We have been doing this for a number of years, and the feedback is always very positive. Hactl customer airlines are very grateful for the professionalism and courtesy extended to them through this technical sharing session.”
 
Simon spends much of his working life keeping himself fully updated on the complexities of goods carriage by air. In September, he hosted a meeting of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board – a three-day event held in Hactl’s in-house conference facility, attended by the eleven members of the Dangerous Goods Board, and some fifty representatives of airlines and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA).
 
Hactl’s Experience is Beneficial
 
In October, he was invited to attend the 2nd IATA ULD Regulatory Forum and 38th IATA ULD Panel meeting, held at IATA headquarter in Montreal. These meetings focused on clarifying the regulatory requirements around safe ULD operations and aircraft loading, where Hactl’s experience in safe ULD operations and aircraft loading was felt to be very beneficial in obtaining a global perspective.
 
Of course, Hactl is a fully-qualified IATA Cargo Training Centre – the first cargo terminal accredited in Hong Kong to deliver IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Training Courses. Many industry personnel have benefited from participating in the courses to develop and uphold their professional competencies to the IATA standards as listed in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, Table 1.5A.
 
Hactl training modules also comply with the broad principles detailed in ICAO’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air; and the regulations of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department.
 
For full details of Hactl DGR training courses, visit:
http://www.hactl.com/en-US/Training/IATA-DG-Training/IATA-DG-Traning-Course-List.aspx