the United States of America the legal document for shipment of
Hazardous Materials by Air is 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations).
wait ?? I thought to ship hazardous materials by aircraft I needed to
get IATA training. And ..?? What about this thing called
eye-kay-owe. (ICAO)? Or was it Bee-Eye-N-Gee-Owe? And what does any
of this have to do with the price of peas in Peoria or beer in Baton
Like we would say on the Bayou, “Let me take a look see, and I'll
try an almost explain it.”
is true shipment of Haz-Mat by air in the US must be in compliance
with 49 CFR.
CFR ,however, allows the use of ICAO
Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by
Air with some
limitations. (ICAO stands for International Civil Aviation
Organization part of the UN) Use
and limitations are found in 49 CFR 171.22, 171.23, & 171.24.
great but what about IATA?
stands for the International Air Transport Association which is a
trade organization comprised of member airlines. All major US
carriers are members. IATA publishes the IATA
Dangerous Goods Regulations
(DGR) which are based on the ICAO technical instructions. In many
cases the DGR are more restrictive.
generally accepted the DGR go beyond the ICAO technical instructions,
which are allowed by 49 CFR. Proper training on the DGR along with
US limitations and variations can be used to fulfill the training
requirements 49 CFR has for hazardous materials air shipments
legally binding member airlines require shippers to offer Dangerous
Goods in accordance with the DGR.
if you want to ship on their airplane you have to follow their rules.