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You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Turn on more accessible mode. Turn off more accessible mode. Skip Ribbon Commands. Skip to main content. Access the footer. Turn off Animations. Turn on Animations. Page Content. The broad principles governing the international transport of dangerous goods by air are contained in Annex 18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation — The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
The Technical Instructions amplify the basic provisions of Annex 18 and contain all the detailed instructions necessary for the safe international transport of dangerous goods by air. Dangerous goods can be carried safely by air transport providing certain principles are adopted.
These principles have been used in developing the Technical Instructions. They are intended to facilitate transport while providing a level of safety such that dangerous goods can be carried without placing an aircraft or its occupants at risk, providing all the requirements are fulfilled. They try to ensure that should an incident occur it cannot lead to an accident. International Civil Aviation Organization.
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Dangerous goods , abbreviated DG , are substances that when transported are a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. Certain dangerous goods that pose risks even when not being transported are known as hazardous materials abbreviated as HAZMAT or hazmat. Hazardous materials are often subject to chemical regulations. Hazmat teams are personnel specially trained to handle dangerous goods, which include materials that are radioactive , flammable , explosive , corrosive , oxidizing , asphyxiating , biohazardous , toxic , pathogenic , or allergenic.